Skip to main content

Anyone know how to disassemble this car to get to the screws holding the trucks? Very loose, and I’m afraid one may actually separate from car, causing a derailment. Thanks.

image

Attachments

Images (1)
  • image
Last edited by Mark V. Spadaro
Original Post

Replies sorted oldest to newest

Mark,

Not sure if Lionel is the same as MTH, but I took apart an MTH version.

You have to get the shell off the base.  Once the base is exposed, you should be abale to see the screws for the trucks.

I can't remember if the screws to remove the base were on the top under the 4 round hatches (they just pull off or on the bottom under the 2 hopper doors (I think they pull off also).

IMG_20200404_124203328

Attachments

Images (1)
  • IMG_20200404_124203328

Thanks, Rod, and Ron; following Rod’s advice, I was unsure of how to “pop the lid” and I didn’t want to snap a piece off the roofwalk, but I was able to remove the plastic pieces holding the trucks in place. Curiously, the screws weren’t loose? Possibly too long a screw was used? I slipped a fender washer between the truck bolster and the piece holding the truck. Car rides an iota higher now, but the trucks are secure and jiggles are gone. Again thanks to you both.

Add Reply

Post
This forum is sponsored by Lionel, LLC
OGR Publishing, Inc., 1310 Eastside Centre Ct, Suite 6, Mountain Home, AR 72653
330-757-3020

www.ogaugerr.com
×
×
×
×
Link copied to your clipboard.
×
×