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Forum: S Scale Today, 12:22 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,341
Posted By mopac
You have done an amazing job of bringing this...

You have done an amazing job of bringing this locomotive back from the grave.
Unlike us I do believe these locos can go forever. Mine will be around when I am long gone.
Forum: Union Station Today, 12:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 312
Posted By mopac
So very sorry about Coko. I have been on that...

So very sorry about Coko. I have been on that last ride many times. It is one of the hardest things we do as part of a family. You did right Bob. Do read about the Rainbow
Bridge. Will go now...
Forum: Union Station Yesterday, 03:32 PM
Replies: 2,570
Views: 272,001
Posted By mopac
firescales22, I think you need to have your meds...

firescales22, I think you need to have your meds adjusted. Don't want to ruin your day
but not one funny post from you. Is English your first language? Maybe something in
the translation.
Forum: S Scale 01-16-2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 110
Posted By mopac
I really don't think the fingers are stiff enough...

I really don't think the fingers are stiff enough to hinder the drum. The drum may be slow without the fingers. Clean the holes the ends of the drum go into. And then a small amount of oil on them....
Forum: S Scale 01-14-2020, 08:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 134
Posted By mopac
I think Broke has one of those. Maybe he can help...

I think Broke has one of those. Maybe he can help you with the wiring from the tender.
I think the reverse unit is in the boiler so probably only 2 wires from tender.
Forum: S Scale 01-13-2020, 09:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 372
Posted By mopac
Good job flyernut. You da man.

Good job flyernut. You da man.
Forum: S Scale 01-13-2020, 08:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 304
Posted By mopac
21 inch radius would be 42 diameter. I like...

21 inch radius would be 42 diameter. I like Gargraves but like Tom says they do not make a crossover. I am planning a S layout and want a figure 8. I am going to use original Gilbert track. Mainly...
Forum: S Scale 01-13-2020, 03:05 PM
Replies: 1,351
Views: 50,695
Posted By mopac
I don't have an original AF diesel. So no idea on...

I don't have an original AF diesel. So no idea on a good price for one.

WOW cramden, that PA set looks great. Nice condition.
Forum: S Scale 01-13-2020, 10:52 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,341
Posted By mopac
My son is a manager at a Harbor Freight store....

My son is a manager at a Harbor Freight store. May have to talk to him about one.
Just what I need, something else for the garage. Got 3 car garage and can't fit a car
in any of them. Too much lawn...
Forum: S Scale 01-13-2020, 01:06 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,341
Posted By mopac
Looking good. Its alive!!! Its alive!!! What...

Looking good. Its alive!!! Its alive!!!

What kind of blaster do you have. What kind of medium did you use?
Forum: S Scale 01-12-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,341
Posted By mopac
I have one repainted steamer. In fact it is the...

I have one repainted steamer. In fact it is the exact same model as yours. It was
painted with Krylon black satin. You will be happy with the result.


I was born in Charleston, WV. Moved away...
Forum: S Scale 01-12-2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,341
Posted By mopac
Broken field leads are kinda common. I have had...

Broken field leads are kinda common. I have had one. And of coarse it was on bottom of the coil. I unwound all the wire. Soldered the lead and started winding. Got all but about 10 feet back on. I...
Forum: S Scale 01-11-2020, 07:48 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,341
Posted By mopac
Wow, it looks so clean. Good job. Does not look...

Wow, it looks so clean. Good job. Does not look like same engine. Did you fix the cab roof.
Ratchet part turns the drum inside reverse unit. Drum is what the fingers rub against. You can get drum...
Forum: S Scale 01-11-2020, 01:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,093
Posted By mopac
I am sure I will like the K-Line curves. It is...

I am sure I will like the K-Line curves. It is hard to find. I check ebay everyday for it.
Some will show up. I got 14 pieces off ebay and 9 pieces from flyernut. I always have my eyes and ears open...
Forum: S Scale 01-11-2020, 09:57 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,341
Posted By mopac
Sagas, I bought a snap-ring pliers to get my...

Sagas, I bought a snap-ring pliers to get my wheels out of the sintered trucks.
Works great. No tool needed to get wheels out of the tin trucks.
Forum: S Scale 01-11-2020, 09:32 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,341
Posted By mopac
Yes on the wheels.

Yes on the wheels.
Forum: S Scale 01-11-2020, 02:24 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,341
Posted By mopac
When you order brushes and springs get another...

When you order brushes and springs get another shim. One on each end should work.

Your side rods and valve gear look pretty good.

The locomotive looks a ton better already.

Be careful,...
Forum: S Scale 01-11-2020, 02:15 AM
Replies: 1,351
Views: 50,695
Posted By mopac
Somehow I ended up with 3 HO Big Boys. I like...

Somehow I ended up with 3 HO Big Boys. I like steam engines.
4005, 4007, and 4014. They all run very smooth.

Great pics Tom.
Forum: S Scale 01-10-2020, 06:52 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,341
Posted By mopac
You will be an American Flyer mechanic in no...

You will be an American Flyer mechanic in no time. LOL.

Once you can work on one of them you can pretty much work on any of them. And there are many.

Before you put new brushes in clean the...
Forum: S Scale 01-10-2020, 06:44 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,341
Posted By mopac
Cool beans. You will want to order your parts...

Cool beans. You will want to order your parts (springs and brushes) from Jeff Kane
at TrainTender.com. We always just call him with our orders. He is cheaper and very
cool to buy from. Get his...
Forum: S Scale 01-10-2020, 05:30 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,341
Posted By mopac
No problem with going out of synch with removing...

No problem with going out of synch with removing side rods or worm gear (armature)

I would not split the frame. Wheels would have to come off and putting them back
on could cause a quartering...
Forum: S Scale 01-10-2020, 02:25 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,341
Posted By mopac
I would unscrew the piston rod from the main...

I would unscrew the piston rod from the main gear. Pull out piston. Wipe the inside of
cylinder and apply a small amount of Vaseline to inside of cylinder. Spread it with a finger.
Re install...
Forum: S Scale 01-09-2020, 07:52 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,341
Posted By mopac
You got the body off. Cool. Yes it is a 1948. I...

You got the body off. Cool. Yes it is a 1948. I have 2 of them. Great locomotives.
I run my S engines on a MRC transformer. A 501 I think. Looks like yours but a single control. Actually I use a...
Forum: S Scale 01-09-2020, 12:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 448
Posted By mopac
I too have wondered about production numbers. But...

I too have wondered about production numbers. But have not found any. Like you said there are bunches still around. Production is probably higher than we think.
Forum: S Scale 01-09-2020, 11:53 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,341
Posted By mopac
also remove 2 screws holding the engine plug. Let...

also remove 2 screws holding the engine plug. Let plug go with frame and motor.

important to remove that smoke tube
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