I bought a toy at a garage sale that is a "American Classic Express" toy railroad with about 8" large cars etc. It is a bunch of rails, cars etc, big in size etc. Very good appearance.
This is for my own kids.
The engine is broken. It makes a tooting sound, shakes a little but does not move.
I took it apart, there is a geared transmission system with a bunch of plastic gears stuck on metal shafts. One of the gears (5mm diameter) that was supposed to be firmly stuck on its metal shaft (1 mm or so), is now rotating around the shaft, therefore this system is not transmitting rotation.
As a side note, I am really pissed off by the disconnect between great appearance of this toy railroad, and really cheap construction thereof.
Anyway, I would like to know if there is a simple way to fix this (other than making a replacement gear from metal, which is a PITA in this size).i