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How to repair and maintain Lionel postwar locomotives

By | June 23, 2017

Replace, repair and rebuild locomotives

How to repair and maintain Lionel postwar locomotives
How to repair and maintain Lionel postwar locomotives

 

“I once found a 60-year-old train in the loft of a farmer’s barn, where it had spent more cold northern winters and hot summers than anyone could remember. A family of mice had even made a nest in the box and left behind over a pound of petrified ‘evidence.’
“I thought the engine was a goner for sure – until I brushed out all the debris, cleaned and lubed the motor, and put the juice to it. The thing sputtered twice and took off like a demon was chasing it.
“Unless you can top that story, you have no excuse for not at least trying, with some step-by-step guidance.”Let Ray Plummer guide you through replacing pickup rollers and shoes, repairing universal Lionel motors, and rewiring steam and diesel motors in this supplement to Classic Toy Trains magazine. In 13 pages of step-by-step instructions, he’ll show you how to:

  • replace pickup rollers and shoes on prewar, postwar and early modern engines
  • repair motor wiring using three basic patterns
  • clean and rebuild the heart of your O gauge locomotives

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