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Old 25-08-2017, 08:45 AM   #31
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Oh OK, sorry I thought it was a Seep. Peco PL10 motor are fairly robust. I don't recall ever having one fail. I have had to lubricate the drive rod on both sides of the drive pin on a few but this was only because they had been in store for a couple or so years.
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Old 18-09-2017, 08:21 PM   #32
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It's a weird one.

I totally agree with you Steve - it SHOULD be alignment. However, I'm getting pretty good at this - this one is around number 10 or 11 on my motor quest. And it's about 1 inch from the edge of the baseboard, nearside, and at 90 degrees. So alignment is pretty straightforward.

Yes. Away from the baseboard, the motor flicks under its own steam.

I unmounted it and remounted it. Exactly the same. Weak in one direction.

In the end I removed it and replaced the motor and that one worked flawlessly.

I'll probably put it under another set of points and see if it was just an anomaly.
Just to finish this story...

I've now run out of motors and money (again) so went back to this motor to see if I could get it working.

And it is now.

Steve you were closest with loosening screws.

Looks like the original screw had gone in too hard and had split the mounting bracket, so the whole thing was being pinned far too close to the board on one side.

I had loosened the screw somewhat but, not having seen what the issue actually was, I hadn't loosened it anywhere near enough.

Anyway, working now!
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Old 18-09-2017, 08:40 PM   #33
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It's a lesson well learned- glad it's working. I forgot how many times I made that mistake.
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Old 19-09-2017, 09:55 AM   #34
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You don't really have to spend out on Peco mounting brackets for their PL10 motors if fitted under the baseboard.
Carefully with the aid on a pair of pliers bend each sides mounting lugs outwards by 90 degrees so as you produce on each side a pair of horizontal lugs.
Then using a suitable washer or screw cup and wood screw align the motor and screw up into place. Looks like this.. Link to PL10 fixing
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