Post by NickelPlate on Jan 3, 2017 20:58:28 GMT -5
Jerry, many have, but the rot won't progress any further than it has after this amount of time. I've reinforced bad castings with CA and used putty to fill the gaps, and they haven't budged in the 10 years since. The extent of the reaction depends on how many impurities were in a particular batch of metal, so some have cracks that can only be seen under magnification, while others just crumble.
You can also get replacement 'bogies' from Rivarestore, but it isn't cheap. That's probably what collectors bidding on that unit plan to do.
I don't know...the tires look pretty good to me. It looks like the body is wobbling more than the trucks.
The worm is what keeps the rear truck on, so it may not be pressed far enough onto the motor shaft. These old models have a brass worm that can only be removed by threading the screw in the front of the chassis into the worm and pressing it off, and it usually doesn't come off easily. Pressing the worm back on can bend the motor shaft because the Mehano didn't use hardened steel like Rivarossi. Best to leave it alone and clean out the old grease and re-lube it if you haven't yet. Look for gear wear and also check how much end play the truck has between the worm and the motor, and make sure the wheels are true.
I got a couple of C-Liner dummies to play with - both will be used in projects. The gray stripped C-Liner had it's entire pilot removed, so having a spare F7 pilot leftover from a past kitbash, I gave it to the C-Liner. Not too bad, or at the very least an improvement I think. The Santa Fe (red) shell got the pilot that was described in the 5-axle C-Liner conversion kitbash article posted a week or so ago.
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Post by NickelPlate on Jan 14, 2017 18:32:21 GMT -5
That pilot mod on the left looks 100% better already. Rivarossi originally tooled them out of Bakelight with a slot for their European coupler and it looked more like an enclosed pilot, but Mehano opened them up entirely and took no pains to make a more realistic pilot and body mount, which could have been done with a screw-on coupler pocket.
The one on the right has an interesting "what if the railroad had an extra EMD pilot sitting around and used it for C-Liner repairs" look. I can't wait to see how these turn out.
rbturner: So Jerry, how did the Pack do yesterday?
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JNXT 7707: Another W Randy. Next up, Chicago. GO PACK GO
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