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Looking for feedback on two things along the subject of glue repair.

Just received my first Lionel O Scale Legacy Diesel delivered today. The shipping carton looked like it had seen its share of handling. Upon opening the inner Lionel box was perfect. However once I got the engine out of the box two things (mind you I am extremely careful unboxing) I found. First is that the bottom step on the left front truck had been snapped off and floating in the plastic wrap.

I've seen and used CA or Super Glue for other plastic repairs and find it a bit to be desired, like C&O Allan mentions above. Not to wake an old thread but any other tips or glue options out there? Maybe from Lionel?

- Attached is a picture of the step that was snapped off.

Secondly in picture's two and three, noting the left side cab sunshade visor (sorry if that's not the proper terminology.) Does that look like it had been re-glued or something? The right side picture three, looks to be attached more nice and even and seems to have different angle when looked at straight on from in front of the cab.

Thanks in advance everyone! Happy Locomotion!

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  • 41E09376-A180-4AB6-860E-151D947326B6_1_201_a: L/F bottom step
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Last edited by TheOReg

Note that you will have to be selective how you apply the JB-Weld so it doesn't appear obvious it was glued.  I typically use JB-Kwik for most repairs like this, makes things go faster and is thicker to start.  I use a small flat toothpick to apply it when I'm trying to be careful where it goes.

I'd also contact Lionel, you may be able to get a replacement pilot with the steps, and perhaps even the visor.

To add to Gunrunner John, one other good thing about JB Weld is that it's a dark grey color, so it'll blend in a little on the grey steps if you get a tiny bit showing. Although, as John says, just use a tiny bit so it doesn't show. Regarding the visor, I've had bent visors quite a few times. These are attached to the side of the cab with a couple of metal rods, and you can bend the visor back up into a better position that matches the one on the other side. You can tell yours is bent down from the gap between the inside of the visor and the cab. Use two thumbs to equally bend the front and rear of the visor at the same time (in your case, you'll want to bend the visor up). Just bend it very gently, and very slowly, to reduce the chance of loosening the rods that stick into the plastic on the side of the cab. (Experience talking here. )

Last edited by breezinup
@TheOReg posted:

Looking for feedback on two things along the subject of glue repair.

Just received my first Lionel O Scale Legacy Diesel delivered today. The shipping carton looked like it had seen its share of handling. Upon opening the inner Lionel box was perfect. However once I got the engine out of the box two things (mind you I am extremely careful unboxing) I found. First is that the bottom step on the left front truck had been snapped off and floating in the plastic wrap.

I've seen and used CA or Super Glue for other plastic repairs and find it a bit to be desired, like C&O Allan mentions above. Not to wake an old thread but any other tips or glue options out there? Maybe from Lionel?

- Attached is a picture of the step that was snapped off.

Secondly in picture's two and three, noting the left side cab sunshade visor (sorry if that's not the proper terminology.) Does that look like it had been re-glued or something? The right side picture three, looks to be attached more nice and even and seems to have different angle when looked at straight on from in front of the cab.

Thanks in advance everyone! Happy Locomotion!

41E09376-A180-4AB6-860E-151D947326B6_1_201_a

F0ED9108-E10F-4C5B-A725-3179682EA266_1_201_a

D110A568-74C3-4489-B5BA-406D35930F7F_1_201_a

Hi TheOReg, Few months ago I purchased online a new FEC SD70 . Upon opening, found 3 pilot steps and one air hose floating around in the box.

I called Lionel customer service and sent them an email with a photo of the broken parts along with a copy of my sales receipt. Two weeks later I received both front(with plow) and rear complete pilots.

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