brucefclark---i have an s3 i don't know about scale wheels but i found a problem with the front truck. there is a shouldered screw that is attached to an "S" shaped bracket that allows the truck to move side to side. on mine the screw was loose but when i tightened it sids to side movement was limited because the screw was binding on the bracket. the fix is to remove the bracket and using a dremel and small pointed grinding stone remove some metal at the bend. this will allow the sholdered screw to tighten and the truck to move freely.
Why are we doing this kind of post-production work on such expensive products? I paid a lot of hard earned money for this, and this is not the first time I read a post about taking a dremel to a thousand dollar item.

I guess I'm the crazy one.

Frank S.
Model Trains keep you young!
(and broke)

The majority of 4-8-4s had 36 inch diameter Engine Truck wheels, including the MIL Road S class 4-8-4s. Some unusual examples of larger Engine Truck wheels (42" to 44" diameter) would be the SP GS class 4-8-4s and the UP FEF class 4-8-4s.

If you don't have sharp curves and/or switches, i.e. larger than 072, you should be able to changeout the factory Engine Truck wheels to the correct prototype size. If you have sharp curves, the larger, scale size, wheels will probably contact the back of the cylinders and derail the model.
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Medicine Man:
Why are we doing this kind of post-production work on such expensive products? I paid a lot of hard earned money for this, and this is not the first time I read a post about taking a dremel to a thousand dollar item.


Cause I need to get a life !

I rebuilt mine 3 times over

This engine had the swelling gasket issue
Rods scraping the rear drivers removing the paint
Antennas grounding out
Added spring to front trucks for traction
Smoke reservoir fluid transfer issue
Missing screw for the rear adjustable draw bar
And the infamous Rudolph the red nose raindeer light

And I absolutely love it, love it, love it!!!!
And I own the non pro typical 267
Would I buy another? Yes!
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