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Ok folks, I give up.  I've tried several searches on the forum and on the MTH Web site for info on the MTH 30-6241 Combo/Diner 2 pack and an add on 30-6240 coach.  I believe these are from 1998.  I've acquired them used with no boxes and no manuals (my first MTS cars).  I'd like to give them a good cleaning and check the interior wiring and bulbs.  Before I exert too much pressure and break something (that I'll regret), what's the best way to remove the roof?  Does it simply pop off?  I'm familiar with the Lionel cars and the 'secret' window tabs, anything similar on the MTH cars?

Thanks in advance for any and all info.

Barry

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JIM72VT,

I really appreciate your response and the link.  Unfortunately the cars I have appear to be a bit different.  These have only 2 screws on the chassis instead of the four.  When I tried removing those I did not feel a difference between the body and the chassis.  They may well be what's holding the body to the chassis, but I didn't want to apply any more force than I already have for fear of breaking something.  I'm sure it's something simple, but until I understand the correct process I didn't want to over tax anything.

But, thanks again for the effort.

Barry

Dave,

Yes sir, what I found was that I was removing the wrong screws.  On the cars I have there are four screws ... one  under the coupler arms at each end of the car (which are the ones I was initially removing) and one closer to the trucks.  The pair to remove are the ones closer to each truck.  Once I removed the correct screws the top did pop right off and I was able to clean the cars and add passengers.

Hope this helps.

bd

raising4daughters,

Attached are a few pictures, picture #2 shows which screws to remove at each end of the car (and which to not remove ... based on experience  ).  In picture #3 you can see the posts the two screws secure.  Once the two screws are removed the roof easily pops off. 

Michael,

Not sure if it works for you or not, but the passengers are a mix of the 1930's-1950's Little People by Golden Gate Depot and the MTH Passenger Car Figures (120 per bag, but undecorated) 30-11043.

Hope this helps.

bd

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  • MTH Passenger #1
  • MTH Passenger #2
  • MTH Passenger #3

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