I purchased a Lionel 4-6-6-4 Vision Challenger (2010 version I believe, SKU: 6-11210) new/never opened (still in shipper from Lionel) and right out of the box I noticed that the driveshaft to the front set of drivers was not connected. This is my first Vision Line locomotive. I can see where the pin has fallen out of the driveshaft above the drivers set, or one was never installed. I’d like to find a replacement pin to put back in, but before I dig into the locomotive I’d like to ask ahead of time if there is anything I should watch for or be careful of, as I’d hate to break something in the process of repairing this.
Im assuming removing the articulation drive wheels would be the easiest way to get to the driveshaft?