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    Default Rebuilding an Arnold 4-6-2 Pacific

    I’ve had some requests to post the complete version of my Arnold Pacific rebuild tutorial on-line. The version printed in NTraK was edited to reduce the length of the article for printing. More importantly the pictures were reduced in size for the same reason. Here is the complete version. This is a large file and will take some time to download.
    Have fun, Mark


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    The file did not load correctly. Bryan is helping me, hopefully we will get it working tomorrow.
    Thanks, Mark

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    Nice tutorial Mark.

    See if this works for download: http://www.nscale.net/forums/downloa...20Tutorial.pdf
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    Zombinowski,
    Your link works, thanks, Mark

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark.S+10 View Post
    The file did not load correctly. Bryan is helping me, hopefully we will get it working tomorrow.
    Thanks, Mark
    Taken care of... the pdf should now be embedded in the post.

    And... yes, a great contribution... Mark.
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    Still not working, at least for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jlaboda View Post
    Still not working, at least for me.
    Jerry, this is what I have;
    2013-05-23_2147.jpg

    Leave this page open for a while and go check your email or something... give it some time to load, or just Click here to view or download the file directly. link.
    Once it has loaded, it will be in your cache, and load quickly in the future.
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    She's working now... Thanks!!!
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    Over 300 downloads and no comments since we got the download working. How about a little feedback guys. Did you use my process? Did it work for you? Is anything unclear or poorly written? If you don't want to bother writing but like the tutorial at least leave a "Thank You"

    Have fun, Mark

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    Just read through the tutorial. Great job! I don't have an Arnold Pacific, but I do happen to have one on loan from a friend and now I want one.
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    Mark,

    I've used your process on a few Rivarossi's I've come across and it's worked great. I don't seem to have the motor refurb part down, as I have 1 dead motor and 1 motor with no improvement in performance. Ah well - to the parts bin! I do keep trollin ebay for a one of these locos just to see if I can make it all the way through your tutorial and still have it run

    Thanks,

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    Thanks Wiley,

    The motor rebuild works on the Arnold motors, it will also work on the Arnold 0-6-0 motor even though it is a slightly different motor. I've no experience with Rivarossi motors so I can't say if it will work on them. Most of the rebuild process is just cleaning everything and all the old N scale loco's will benifit from a good cleaning.

    Good luck finding an Arnold, Mark

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    I wouldn't worry about 300 downloads without a comment. If you Google "rebuilding an Arnold pacific" the first thing to come up is a link to this site. Could be that many of those downloads were from non-members here.
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    Jim,

    I'm sure you are correct. Nice to know it comes up at the top of a Google search.

    Have fun, Mark

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    Fantastic work!
    Would you consider providing a refurb service for some of us that might not have the technical ability to follow this guide properly?
    If so, how much?
    Check out my N Scale build thread: http://a2ztrains.com/thread-3.html

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    Sarge,

    Send me a PM, I've done a couple of refurbs for individuals before. How well they turn out depends on how good the engine you have is. I'd encourage you to try it yourself, the tutorial is pretty complete and the Arnold Pacific is a great engine to learn on. One of the refurbs I did for an individual was on his late father's engine and he just didn't want to take the chance of messing it up. I buy about ten engines a year on eBay, if one of my purchase engines is better than one of my five "keepers" I will list one of the now ex "keeper" on eBay. The net result is I end up selling the same number of engines I purchase. I hope to list several engines this coming Saturday Jan 25th, two are excellent, one is very good, one is fair, and one is an ex keeper. The easiest way to pick up one of my rebuilds is to watch for them on eBay. I don't sell on eBay to try to make money, rebuilding Arnolds is a hobby. Some I buy for $50 and the motor is worn out, when I list them I give a complete description and they sell for $30. Some I buy for $35, they rebuild to the excellent level and sell for $75. There is no way I get compensated for the about five hours it takes to do a rebuild, but it lets me have a near zero cost hobby. My eBay seller name is: mark.splus10.

    Let me know if I can be of any assistance, Mark

    Since everyone likes pictures, here is one of the "Excellent" Arnolds I hope to list this weekend:

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    Wow, over 1000 downloads. I wonder how many of these things Arnold sold.

    Have fun, Mark

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark.S+10 View Post
    Wow, over 1000 downloads. I wonder how many of these things Arnold sold.

    Have fun, Mark
    I guess that's what happens when you make a valuable contribution to the N Scale world
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