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Old 10-31-2019, 06:37 PM   #1
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Fred's 312

Fred sent me his 312 for a little re-hab..If you notice the front drivers fell right off the chassis. The center rim's hole is huge, and the axle just spins on it. Nothing a little time and effort can't fix...The boiler shell is very nice, but the tender shell not so...004.JPG
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Old 10-31-2019, 07:24 PM   #2
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Started a little re-hab on the wheels/rims. Ran my 4-40 tap through the holes to clean them up.005.JPG

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Old 10-31-2019, 07:27 PM   #3
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Found the center hub was just a wee bit loose, so I dis-mantled the wheel set using my presses, and cleaned up the individual pieces, then JB Weld. I use JB Weld on the wheels when I have the loco down this far.007.JPG
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Old 10-31-2019, 07:28 PM   #4
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Cleaned up the rims with a bright-boy, and then set aside for the night. Got the center blind drivers cleaned and ready to go.008.JPG

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Old 10-31-2019, 07:31 PM   #5
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And that's it for the night.. I had my eyes checked today and the were dilated so I'm not seeing too well yet, and my neuro-surgeon gave me some muscle relaxers for a bad sciatica nerve, so I will be a zombie in the next hour or so, lol...Good night, sweet Prince Valium,lol!!
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LOL, enjoy the night. What do you use in the center holes so they are not too large?

Glad Broke sent it to you.
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Old 10-31-2019, 09:25 PM   #7
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Talk about going the extra mile FlyerNut! I see how some of your magic works. Thanks so much for working on this guy and especially for posting the photos!
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Old 11-01-2019, 06:58 AM   #8
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LOL, enjoy the night. What do you use in the center holes so they are not too large?

Glad Broke sent it to you.
The hole is simply way too reamed out, I'll just replace it with a different one.
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Talk about going the extra mile FlyerNut! I see how some of your magic works. Thanks so much for working on this guy and especially for posting the photos!
Back to work on it this morning, after a little nap.. I've got to sleep off the muscle relaxers.
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The hole is simply way too reamed out, I'll just replace it with a different one.

Thanks for info. Ok, I thought maybe you built up the center hole with something.
So if center hole is reamed out, wheel is ruined and no longer any good for anything.
Maybe display in shop yard. LOL.
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