I recently purchased a Toy Train Restoration Products STX-360 Rivet / Wheel press from Henning’s Trains. This was my first purchase with Henning’s and I have to say they earned two thumbs up for service and product quality. I had a few pre-sales questions that I sent via email. I received a reply back from Harry Henning two days later. He had forwarded the email to the TTRP folks and sent along their reply in the response. I placed the order and a few days later the 38lb box arrived – everything was well packed and in arrived in good shape.
A month or so passed before I had a chance to try the press out. I finally had a chance to work with it this afternoon. The press is FANTASTIC – smooth and accurate. I had not done any rivet rolling / pressing previously. I completely rebuilt two sliding shoe trucks, replaced numerous knuckle rivets, replaced armature springs on 4 trucks and replaced the pickup roller assembly on my 6026 tender. There were a few bent rivets and do overs but that is all part of the learning.
Thanks to Henning’s trains and TTRP for great customer service and solid tools.
ACL - The Standard Railroad of the South
Toward the end of the year I am going to be looking to get one also. As need to use to redo some rivets on my 264e Red Comet. But I think I need some special pieces to get the rivers on the body and the front cross member assembly. I will have to email or call them and see what extras I need.
Dennis Piscataway, NJ
NJ Hi-Railers Member
North Penn O Gaugers Member
TCA Member 13-69453
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