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Collar for MTH drawbar issues solution

Biglou ·
I purchased an MTH drawbar collar directly from MTH and attached it to the tender post of my MTH premier big boy. It seems to work better than heat shrink tubing. Has anyone had the same results with this MTH fix, and if so, does it hold up very long? Just curious to see what thoughts are out there on this issue.
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PRRronbh ·
How about a picture of this "Collar." Ron
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Biglou ·
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clem k ·
I use clear vinyl tubing, for years now, works great and buy it at hardware store. I can not take credit for this fix, another forum member came up with the vinyl tubing idea. This was done years ago Clem
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Biglou ·
I hope the above photos help? The MTH part number is FB0000014, wireless drawbar (6P) (45mm) (vertical pug). Midge at MTH was, as always, very helpful in tracking my order down for me. I'm really hoping that this is a more permanent fix to the drawbar slipping issue. I've tried sink washers with some success and shrink tubing, with even more success, but this one is new to me, and since MTH manufactured them, I'm hoping for a longer running period before the collar slips down the tender post.
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MrMuffin'sTrains ·
It works great. I expect you will see these included in the box for future steam engine releases.
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FrankRazz ·
Since this drawbar issues are a result of poor engineering on MTH's part, are the collars being issued free of charge by MTH? If not, what did MTH charge for the collarS?
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Biglou ·
Not free, but this is what I gleaned from the MTH order site; when I typed in the product number that was on my order receipt, (FB-0000014), it led me to a 6-pin wireless drawbar, (see below), then to the drawbar collar #FB-0000015. The collar seems to work well, at least for now. Clem K's use of plastic tubing sounds good too. Thanks to all for the great comments. Wireless Drawbar Cover $2.00 (plastic) (for 6-pin wireless drawbar) (42.0mm long) (is placed directly on the wireless drawbar)...
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Steam Crazy ·
One of my friends suggested using black twist ties. Almost invisible and no failures to date.
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Hudson J1e ·
Very interesting. Thanks for the heads up.
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Lehigh74 ·
I’ve used the MTH part for about a year with no problems. Before that, I used cable ties…still do on PS2 steamers with the wireless drawbar. They aren’t easy to take off so I don’t think there will be a problem with them falling off. And I do believe they are supplied with new steamers. They are shown in some of the newer manuals. Unfortunately, it only solves half the problem. I've got one or two locos where the front plug at the cab comes loose on occasion.
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Biglou ·
I've placed the collars on a big boy and on the challenger. For now, both seem to work well. MTH charged me $2.00 for each collar. If they keep on working, I'll order more. I believe if and when I have to remove the collar for servicing, I might lesson the collars strength. So having extra collar is a good fell safe. It's nice to know that MTH was so supportive of you. Thanks for the comment. Best, Lou
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Biglou ·
Sorry, I should have written fail-safe
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irish rifle ·
I had this problem with my MTH Proto-3 PRR J1 for several years. Needless to say, it was very annoying. The worst experience was when the engine stalled out in the middle of my longest tunnel. I spoke to the MTH team at the last October York Meet and they sent me several of these collars at no cost. I have yet to try one out, but I am optimistic that at long last there is a solution. Pat
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