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Old 02-21-2010, 10:19 AM   #1
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how do you remove the wheels on an old lionel

my 242 will not work I dont know whats wrong. can anyone help me. I need to get inside of the train but the wheels will not come off how do u remove then.
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Old 02-21-2010, 10:27 AM   #2
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my 242 will not work I dont know whats wrong. can anyone help me. I need to get inside of the train but the wheels will not come off how do u remove then.
You don't have to pull the wheels off to get at the engine.

You need a puller for them. And when you put them back on you have to do it right too.

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Most have one screw on top holding the shell. Then you take off the front trucks and the back ones too. Trucks are the wheels.
Leave the drive wheels on don't mess with them.

After you take off the front and back there is a side pin (shaft) holding the body on. It only comes out one way tap it with a punch lightly.

After you do that you should see the engine. Now that is a different story.
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Old 02-21-2010, 05:43 PM   #3
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1062 242 the same motor with reverse.

Your motor is the same as a 1062. Use and eraser to clean the armature plate without wheel removal.
THe motor comes out by removing a pin in the back. If you see swage marks at the end of the pin push from the opposite side. There may be a srew on top but I doubt it.

The easiest way to get a wheel puller is to buy a battery terminal puller. Grind the tip flat drill a hole and insert a small allen wrench to use as a pin. Not the best, mine is starting to twist.ABout 25 bucks on ebay for a wheel puller.
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