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Dr Who 12

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« on: February 03, 2019, 01:50:43 PM »

Hi all again.

 Well I have been adding to my 4-6-0 Anniversary loco collection buy buying parts and 2 new locos on very good deals, the last I spent $53.00 for loco and tender.
The loco is to arrive tomorrow so I'll see what kind of bargain I have. On all of the locos I have been changing the sound drum by adding 2 more contact blades  so that the loco has 4 chuffs per driver revolution. In the past I had difficulty removing the plastic wheel cover so the mounting axel screws are accessible. I used to drop the wheel end in boiling water and then pry the plastic cover off, this kind of worked but I still broke some spokes but now I heat the wheel up with a hair dryer and punch the cover out from the back side of the wheel so far I have done 3 locos this way without damaging the wheel cover. I was even able to leave the wheels on the loco and remove the covers. On the last loco I removed all of the wheel covers while still on the loco so I could paint the metal wheels. I hope this tip helps others doing this kind of work on their locos. Caution when doing this as the wheel covers can get too hot and warp them.

 Later Dr Who 12
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