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Author Topic: Did the earliest B'mn LS Shays have chuff contacts in the cylinders?  (Read 344 times)
DennisBT

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« on: January 07, 2019, 02:20:11 AM »

Subject says it all, mostly.  I have one of the earliest Shays and am just rebuilding it.  If it has chuff contacts anywhere I haven't found them yet.  Anyone know?  Thanks, Dennis
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Joe Zullo

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« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2019, 09:25:34 AM »

Subject says it all, mostly.  I have one of the earliest Shays and am just rebuilding it.  If it has chuff contacts anywhere I haven't found them yet.  Anyone know?  Thanks, Dennis
Did you remove the cylinder assembly and look at the backside, top ? That is where they should be.
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DennisBT

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« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2019, 06:35:40 PM »

Thank you.  No.  That's next.  I thought if someone knew ahead of that, I'd save parts removal.  It's not that I can't disassemble things, but the dry screws and how tight Bachmann installs them always leaves the possibility of cracking something.  Once out, a little care and lube, they're better later.  (Which reminds me, I wonder what kind of screw lube everyone uses, if any?  I use a tiny drop of something plactic compatible. 
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DennisBT

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« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2019, 01:53:16 AM »

Answered my own question.  I have one I purchased in 1998.  Incandescent headlight bulb.  8 screw plastic trucks.  Does have chuff contacts.
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Joe Zullo

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« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2019, 11:20:21 AM »

That is what I was trying to tell you.  Undecided
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Greg Elmassian


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« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2019, 02:14:32 PM »

You'll probably need new trucks too
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DennisBT

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« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2019, 08:37:23 PM »

Thanks.  I've had new trucks sitting here for some time now.  I think the most interesting, (and frustrating), detail so far I've described in my other post here.  No need to type it twice I guess.
Great info here;  thank you all.
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