Please go to our website and go to LGB Info. There is a menu item called LGB Parts PDF. From there you pick the diagram for your LGB engine. Example LGB 20232. Diagrams for LGB engines have applicability for typically all of the same engine types, in this example 21232, 22232, 23232,…. or generally speaking 2x232 (x standing for the variation of this digit). This PDF is called an explosion diagram. There you can see how all fits together and the locations of the screws. Remove the complete motor block from the engine. And open the top lid. If your work requires also to remove the bottom lit, then be careful when you remove the axles, because there are brushes held in place by the wheels which are spring loaded and they will jump all over the place if you don’t "control" them. If you lift the axle at one side first and hold you hand behind the wheel, you will catch the brush, and then of course the next side, and then the same procedure on the other axle(s).
Motor block Center
The slots are called journals, albeit the are just slotted holes in the motor
block center, and there are no ball bearings or bushings.
Motor block bottom lid
Motor block top lid
LGB motor blocks in principal divide into two type, one that uses direct drive to the wheels and one that uses idler gears to the wheels. The motor blocks are with direct drive use so called helical cut axle gear gears (slanted), and the other type use straight cut gears and those motor blocks have also an idler gear (see at the left) between the motor and the axle. The majority of direct drive motor blocks are the type B gearbox which also uses a short shaft motor. The most popular engine is the Stainz and sisters (2010, 2020, 2015, 2017 and all the later variants). The straight cut motor blocks are predominantly know as type C gearbox. This gearbox uses long shaft motors. There are also special engines that don’t use the standard gear sets. More about this in a later chapter
LGB axles “sets” are the sets for your engine with the drive gear on them. In the left example you see a STAINZ (2010, 2020…) axle set for front and rear axles. Talk to your TRAINLI expert which axle set is correct for your engine. Even this little engine has different sets.
As previously discussed this is a B-gearbox with the axle having a helical cut gear.
There are other parts to the entire setup such as pickup shoes, motor block internal contact wires and metal strips, and brushes that you can purchase directly from TRAINLI.
LGB products are very solidly build and can last a long time, when properly taken care off. But accidents, or mishandling can have a strong impact on the reliability. Here are few items to understand:
Over time due to the unavoidable journal slots, dust will make it into the motor block and contaminate the grease. Grease with dust and sand will start a “sanding” process that will harm the gears. It is advisable to regularly clean the inside of the motor block from all old grease and then slightly re-grease the engine. Less is better, we have seen motor blocks packed with grease. One of the unwanted side effects that the motor block gets hot, and the melting grease gets into the motor and will ultimately destroy the motor.
After cleaning and re-greasing you build the motor block back together (attention to lineup of all axles for all Steam engines), please give one droplet of oil to the axle where the journal is.
Grease and Oil can be obtained from TRAINLI.
Due to the steady growing number of products this list might not be current. Engines year after year come in newcolor schemes. The original Stainz 2010 or 2020 has seen many incarnations, that why we would like to refer to the product numbers as 2x10x or 2x20x where x can be any digit. It is safe to assume that all engines of the same family use the same motor
All applicable engines: 2010D / 20151 / 2015D / 20171 / 2017D / 20202 / 2020 / 20232 / 20300 / 2030 / 20350 / 2035 / 20400 / 2040 / 20430 / 2043 / 2051 / 2051S / 20604 / 2060H / 20610 / 2061 / 20620 / 2062 / 20630 / 2063 / 20701 / 2070D / 2171 D / 20731 / 2073D / 20741 / 2074D / 20761 / 2076D / 20780 / 2078 / 20801 / 2080D / 20802 / 2080S / 20851 / 2085D / 20900 / 2090 / 20950 / 2095 / 20962 / 2096S / 21201 / 2120D / 21430 / 2143 / 21500 / 2150 / 21741 / 2174D / 21802 / 2180S / 22171 / 2217D / 24900
All Applicable engines: 20180 / 20190 / 20280 / 20450 / 20550 / 20560 / 21552 / 21562 / 22192 / 23192 / 20440 / 21811 / 22182 / 23182 / 24182 / 21450 / 25192 / 26192
All Applicable engines: LGBchen (20140, 21140, 22140, 23140), LGB Grizzly Flats and Waimanalo Olomana (20130, 22130), and LGB® field railway locomotives (20910, 21910, 22910, 23910, 29145
All Applicable engines: LGB® Handcar/Draisine 2001, 20010, 21010, 22010, 23010
All Applicable engines: Railbus 2x640, 2x650, 2x660
All Applicable engines: 2x410
All Applicable engines: 2800x (Ruegen)
All Applicable engines: 2x670 LGB Track cleaning engines
All Applicable engines: Rack Locomotive 2x460, 2x470
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