Houston!!!  We have a problem...  er...  melt down...  oops!  While running my bump-n-go trolley today, the black cap popped off the bumper, the spring popped out and we had a fire   The spring is now severely deformed and the cap has a melted edge.  No worries, I got to the transformer in time to turn it off, and the trolley is fine.  But...  the question here is can one find replacements for these parts.  The cap can be used if push comes to shove, but the spring, last rites I'm afraid.

 

Thanks.

 

Cheryl

 

 

Registered March 10, 2008

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Originally Posted by Prewar Pappy:

Ms Cheryl,

I do believe that I can be of assistance. You do know how to reach me.

As I am at home now and internet is slippery at best, plus a serious thunder dunder is brewing, expect contact tomorrow

 

Cheryl

 

 

Registered March 10, 2008

If this is a 260 bumper, it may be easier to just replace it. They're extremely affordable online and at train shows (less than $10 for a nice, clean one).

 

I was going to grab the repair diagrams from Olsen's for you as well, but the site isn't loading, which happens all too often with them.

Originally Posted by C W Burfle:

 I suggest you look at your circuit protection.

 

 

 

lol, I know   This is just a temporary set up just to see if I want to do it.  If the bumper had stayed put together, all would have been fine

 

Cheryl

 

 

Registered March 10, 2008

Ms Cheryl, You have mail. 

 

To those concerned(RCI)

I assure you that this will be my last post.  

Respectfully,

"Pappy"

My Two-Cents                 

 

Last edited by Prewar Pappy
Originally Posted by Prewar Pappy:
Originally Posted by Andrew B.:

If this is a 260 bumper, it may be easier to just replace it. They're extremely affordable online and at train shows (less than $10 for a nice, clean one).

You must have found a some that I missed. Plus the average shipping $6.50+

Recently sold listings on the Bay:

 

$4.40

$4.99

$4.99

$3.25

2 for $9.50

4 for $16.50

2 for $9.95

12 for $62

 

Most of these had original boxes and occasionally paperwork.

 

Shipping ran between $3.00 and $8.00 on these listings ($13 for the 12 bumpers)

 

 At the Greenburg show in Edison this spring I bought 6 of them for $30, 4 of which were boxed and had paperwork.

 

 

Originally Posted by Andrew B.:
Originally Posted by Prewar Pappy:
Originally Posted by Andrew B.:

If this is a 260 bumper, it may be easier to just replace it. They're extremely affordable online and at train shows (less than $10 for a nice, clean one).

You must have found a some that I missed. Plus the average shipping $6.50+

Recently sold listings on the Bay:

 

$4.40

$4.99

$4.99

$3.25

2 for $9.50

4 for $16.50

2 for $9.95

12 for $62

 

Most of these had original boxes and occasionally paperwork.

 

Shipping ran between $3.00 and $8.00 on these listings ($13 for the 12 bumpers)

 

 At the Greenburg show in Edison this spring I bought 6 of them for $30, 4 of which were boxed and had paperwork.

 

 

I agree with all that you say Andrew B.  These days, if a 260 is >= $10 at a show, I just keep moving because there's no point in even bargaining.  3 for $10-15 is the new set point.

 

SJS

 

Originally Posted by C W Burfle:

 I suggest you look at your circuit protection.

 

 

... and the speed at which your trolley hits the bumper!

 

Bill

Last edited by WftTrains
Originally Posted by WftTrains:
Originally Posted by C W Burfle:

 I suggest you look at your circuit protection.

 

 

... and the speed at which your trolley hits the bumper!

 

Bill

Actually, it wasn't going all that fast, just enough to get it moving and keep it going.  Ye Old Murphy, ya know. 

 

Cheryl

 

 

Registered March 10, 2008




quote:
 agree with all that you say Andrew B.  These days, if a 260 is >= $10 at a show, I just keep moving because there's no point in even bargaining.  3 for $10-15 is the new set point.




 

I took all my less than perfect postwar 260 end bumpers and replaced them with Modern era 2282 or 2283 bumpers. I think they look just as nice, in fact I think I like the colors better. And they are very inexpensive. They came in boxes of two. I paid less than $20 per box for new ones. I see a wide range of prices for them on EBay.

C.W. Burfle

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