I have a Smoking Caboose which is not getting a good contact with the outside ( ground ) rail. ( of course it could be the Center also - but seems to be the outside ) ( I have cleaned the roller center contact) This 1988 truck has what looks like a connection inside the Truck to the axle. And it appears to be a BIG task to repair this truck. I see where Lionel wants $16 for the complete truck - which is beginning to appear to be the best action. But I wanted to ask if there's a way to open up this truck and repair the electrical connections. It appears the truck sides are plastic and the axles don't conduct to the body so there may be a friction spring on the axle - used as a pick-up. ?
Thanks for any insight ----- ( actually $16 isn't to bad a price -- for this part = looks like you have to bend stuff around to gain access -- and parts will need to be pressed-in to replace? )