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Old 10-03-2009, 07:32 AM   #1
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Tyco Tires

With the recent discussion on Tyco I tookl out my Silver Streak. BY Golly IT ran! I tested a bunch a few years back and I thought the diesels has died. Anyway it grumbled down the track. Yeah grumbled because it was tireless.

As luck would have it I cleaned out the van and found my daughter's elastics for her retainer. Hmm, a number 4, very small, will stretch. Bingo on goes the elastic and the grumble stopped.



They are very soft so I do not know how long they will last.
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Old 10-03-2009, 03:11 PM   #2
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It looks like you should be well supplied for a thousand scale miles at least.
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Old 10-04-2009, 02:54 PM   #3
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I have been using something similar on my Chattanooga, Bachmann F3 307 and an AMH E3 PRR. One word of advice, do not allow there to be any twist on the rubber bands. They will break much faster f they are twisted. Tack a small screw driver and just run it under the band. This will normally remove all of the twist.
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Old 10-04-2009, 10:14 PM   #4
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Interesting. I've just recently started messing with old TYCO stuff. I've read mixed reviews on these things...some people love the dental elastics, some say they break down and get gooey. I've read that some use hair bands, but cut them down thinner. I'm not sure what the best answer is, but I'm going to have to figure it out as my TYCO stuff gets more use.
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Old 10-07-2009, 03:37 AM   #5
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I get my traction tires from Dollar Tree. One bag should last me a lifetime.

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Old 10-03-2010, 08:55 AM   #6
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wow after reading this I'm gonna have to find some of those retainer rings .. I have an old tyco Chattanooga.. the wheels were shot, first I tried 7/16ths o-rings too tall. then I put some tiny hair bands bought from wally world and they work but are too thin and it still slips... good find
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Old 10-03-2010, 11:47 PM   #7
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Purple,gold,green......not only do the bands make great traction tires.....they give Diesels and Steamers a million dollar SMILE! Hey,Bob hows it goin!
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Old 10-03-2010, 11:57 PM   #8
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you can get diesel tires for locos from your local hobby shop, at least i can. they are 5.00 for a box. i think there all assorted? either way that's what i used on my chattanoogas when i had them.
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Old 09-14-2011, 12:40 PM   #9
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I use Calumet's Chattanooga tires. They'll fit the powertorques and brownbox era MU-2's.Perfect fit and all.
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