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The solder joints for wires connected to the trucks on Polar Express Madison cars are beginning to break due to age. Any suggestions on how to remove the trucks to re-solder the connections? Per the attached photos, the trucks are mounted with rivets...only the rivet heads are exposed inside the car interior. Perhaps I am missing something on the underside of the trucks.

Thanks, Al

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@VegasTrains posted:

The solder joints for wires connected to the trucks on Polar Express Madison cars are beginning to break due to age. Any suggestions on how to remove the trucks to re-solder the connections? Per the attached photos, the trucks are mounted with rivets...only the rivet heads are exposed inside the car interior. Perhaps I am missing something on the underside of the trucks.

Thanks, Al

Truck removal is not required, looking at the pickup shoe assembly where it goes into the side of the truck. Gently pry it out the “H” assembly will come out from between the truck side rails

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