Model Railroads/Restoring 1960's N gauge Minitrix engine
I recently found a nicely stored Aurora (Canadian) N gauge set. I briefly powered
the engine and transformer, and it seems okay. There was no documentation though.
Box indicates: "Aurora Postage Stamp Train Set", No. 4707. One track switch
note indicates "Minitrix Remote 15* No 4964 LH
From some searching the web it looks like mid 1960's?
So I would like to dissasemble and service the engine before running it longer.
Can you point me to any available service manuals, links? Or describe how to open
the engine, and/or lubricate & clean necessary parts?
I can forward photos if that helps.
Nice find! These are from 1969 and sold for a few years after that. On lots of them the box lid has faded from it's bright white to an off white. Should have a yellow and red insert inside the box to hold everything in it's place. There was a service manual that came with these with the Canadian set version in English/French. Found a pic of the service pages here:
Kind of hard to see these clearly so if you need better quality pics contact me at email@example.com and I'll scan them for you. No lube instructions however but remember not to use to much lube. Everyone thinks that if a little is good them a lot must be better which is not the case. The wheels and track need to be really clean for best performance. Minitrix and probably others made a tool just for this. Here is a link to what it looks like but I think these are still for sale lots of places.
Most of Aurora's train items were imported from Minitrix so everything is interchangeable. Hope this helps and let me know if I can be of further help.