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Title: ho 4-8-2 side rods
Post by: ken black on March 16, 2011, 01:59:04 PM
Hi I have a heavy mountain 4-8-2. The side rods will not stay in place the pins keep comming out of there plastic holes. Is this a problem I can fix? I do not want to send it back because iI was told they would not fix it but would replace it .


Title: Re: ho 4-8-2 side rods
Post by: richg on March 16, 2011, 03:28:49 PM
Use a tiny drop of ACC on a toothpick and I mean, tiny.
I have use a tiny drop of blue loctite, a thread locker as being a mechanic, I have a bottle of the stuff. It is a temporary type thread locker. The red is permanent.
All you need is a “film” of the stuff.

Rich


Title: Re: ho 4-8-2 side rods
Post by: jonathan on March 16, 2011, 05:00:11 PM
I have successfully used loctite on older locomotives:  Varney, Bowser, Mantua and the like.  Never had to use it on a modern locomotive.  Doesn't take much.  You don't want the goo to leak out onto the eccentric crank or other moving parts.

Regards,

Jonathan


Title: Re: ho 4-8-2 side rods
Post by: ken black on March 16, 2011, 06:51:58 PM
Thank you for your help I never thought of using loctite I had some in the shop it worked great thank you Ken