HO Scale Brass Sunset Models Norfolk & Western J Class 4-8-4 FIXER-UPPER

HO Scale Brass Sunset Models Norfolk & Western J Class 4-8-4 FIXER-UPPER

279.00

This is the HO Scale Brass Sunset Models Norfolk & Western J Class 4-8-4 made by Samhongsa of Korea. This is a FIXER-UPPER model. It’s only had one (1) previous owner, is graded as USED with very clean wheels, has a nice custom paint job applied too. BUT the model does NOT run. We track tested the model and the motor drew high amps but the model didn’t move. That’s usually a sign that the gearbox has an issue. Indeed, the plastic idler gear inside the gearbox is broken into 3 pieces. It is included in a plastic bag. Mechanism is perfectly quartered, bench tested the chassis sans gearbox, and the can motor runs just fine, gearbox itself is in fine condition, rubber tubing too. To get this model running again you’ll need to locate a replacement Samhongsa idler gear, or put in a new gearbox if you prefer. That work is on the buyer. Model is sold AS-IS, AS-DESCRIBED, NO RETURNS ALL SALES FINAL. Original box, original foam, box and label are faded on the label end and the box is slightly tattered too. Boiler weight has been installed inside the locomotive. We always recommend that if you plan to operate the model (after repairing the gear box in this case) that you clean the gear box and re-grease, and make sure that you clean minimally the wheel treads on each axle to maximize electrical pick-up. IMPORTANT: Please see the link on our home page in the Brass Model Services section called OPTIMIZING “New-Old-Stock” BRASS MODEL TRAINS for more information about proper care and cleaning of the wheels and the electrical contact surfaces on these older models in order to be able to run them on your layout. All wheel treads will oxidize a bit and need to be cleaned with naphtha in order for the model to run better on track. This model is straight 12vdc, can motor, no lights, exactly as imported. Price INCLUDES USPS Priority Mail Insured Shipping with Signature Confirmation to the lower 48 States. If you have any questions please drop us a line or give us a call. Thanks for looking today. Cheers!

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