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FYI: When the repro Lionel Classics or MTH Tinplate Traditions state and BC passenger cars were shipped, they had a one half inch styrofoam wedge in each vestible keeping the doors from swinging. By pulling this wedge closer to the top of the vestibule above the door windows, and where it could not be seen, it would still keep the doors shut. Thus my "creative" solution to Lionel's oversight! :-)

You should be thankful it's not like the MTH springed doors that once pushed open would not close properly due to alignment problems.  Ran into that issue with their last batch of smooth sided passenger cars and E8's.  The E8's were the worst.  I had to find some clever means of using everything from chop sticks to metal clothes hangers to get the doors completely shut.

@A. Wells posted:

You should be thankful it's not like the MTH springed doors that once pushed open would not close properly due to alignment problems.  Ran into that issue with their last batch of smooth sided passenger cars and E8's.  The E8's were the worst.  I had to find some clever means of using everything from chop sticks to metal clothes hangers to get the doors completely shut.

Take shell off, close doors, apply glue.

ALL good ideas, but I do not like glue, have no magnets, and so will stick with the time-tested styrofoam wedges. :-)

Magnets are like dirt cheap….heck, hobby and craft stores keep them on the shelves,……to be sure they’d be a lot more reliable than a styrofoam wedge …..and nowhere’s near as unsightly…….no need to make mountains out of mole hills…..open door, insert magnet, close door, job done….

Pat

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