My selector has broken on my super 7 gearbox (the casting). To remove it I need to remove the input shaft housing to take the selector off. Can any one advise the best way to remove, I've removed the input shaft and the Change gear quadrant already but how do I get the housing out.
Mine is still rusted solid so if I rebuild I only have one speed (He jokes) That is the trouble when coming away from the Photo joke section!!
The hidden screw is on the bottom left hand of the box. You need to take out the black bung at the front and stem the flow of oil. A long Allan key will remove. 3/16 or the usual size.
I had to fiddle the 2 top screws then take the top off once I had better access and more leverage. Mine took about a month to dismantle.
David and Lily.
Builder of far too many projects, but I love them all. The more Locomotives you have building, the more solutions to other Projects Problems get Solved. Reworking Simplex into a Fowler Complex. Making a Jinty more to scale. And going up a size in the shape of a Jessie.
Progress, so shaft now loose, for future reference to the wider audience there are 2 retaining screws hidden below the top cover, left is a grub screw the right is a flat headed peg end screw, I ended up drilling it out as the slot was shot. Now the next challenge. The selector has a gear attached, this gear sits in a cut out section of the input shift housing, I can't seen away to remove the gear to then allow the shaft to be withdrawn to allow the removal of the selector lever. Any suggestions