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How to get at the drive mechanism of a legacy circa 2000 EM-1

I would like to see why my EM-1 is not moving.  In another forum it was suggested that the drive train of legacy (older circa 2000) EM-1's had drive chain failures.  The front drive set looks like it may have an issue from what I can see but I would like to remove the top of the engine from the drive portion and see what the mechanism looks like, repair it if needed.

I removed the four major screws that appear to be holding the drive and wheels (lower portion or guts) from the boiler and cab, but it will not easily separate (although it is moving like it might separate) and I really do not want to force it.  Can anyone please tell me how to get these apart?

I did go the route of asking lionel for the service manual which I thought would be really helpful, but they said they do not have one for this engine.



Thanks

Robbin

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