Lionel 282 Portal Gantry Crane
Below are instructions on refurbishing/restoring a Lionel 282 Portal Gantry Crane. Additional available materials include:
The crane and controller required rewiring, cleaning, and lubrication. The missing smokestack on the cab will be replaced.
Before removing motor, mark the motor mount position with a pencil.
|Dissassemble, clean, repair, replace parts as needed.|
|MB asked, "How do I remove the
spring collars on the nylon gears?"
Collar removal tip: Use a small screwdriver with a blade slightly wider than the opening where the red line is in the photo. Twist the blade to loosen collar while twisting a larger screwdriver blade between the bottom of the collar and the nylon gear (use a shim on the gear if needed) to raise the collar.
Replace control wire with 6 feet of 5 wire ribbon cable. Paint one outside edge of cable for identifying wire numbers. The #5 wire is the ground/common wire. See Lionel Instructions for attaching power to transformer.
Cable Spool string knot must clear Spool Contact String.
Gear Assembly Sequence
Worm Gear flanges on Clutch Shaft assembly must fit into base notches. Install Coil and Bracket Assembly.
Install nylon gears.
|Position Motor so the clutch shaft will go in and out of the coil freely.||
This photo of a different crane shows contact numbers.
Install all gears, motor, wiring, test for proper operation, then slip cab on.