I have two Athearn Hi F unit drives that I would like to bring back to life. Rather than go with the old rubber band replacement belts and have them detoriorate as they usually do, does anyone know if they have been succesful with using a neoprene replacement type belt instead? I figured with all of the black o ring type belts that can be found in hardware type stores, that I could come up with something to use.
If that doesn't work, what is the designation of the rubber band size that would work on those old units. I need to know if there is a size # and I could find a big bag of them at some sort of office supplies store.