You can use a wheeler puller,(the preferred method), or you can use 2 screw drivers, one on each side, to pry the wheel off the axle..Remember, you MUST re-quarter the wheel set after install, actually, before wheel install.You are right. One of the drive wheels is out of round. Need to figure out how to fix that. May replace that wheel. Not sure of the procedure?
Glad it worked out for you. Any time you need more help, just ask the fine folks here.Hi flyernut.
Thanks for your help. The affected wheel was in the left (rear) drive position. Was able to acquire another wheel. Installed it properly quartered. That fixed the problem. I did use 2 screw drivers. That worked well - no damage. Used a small vice to press the new one onto the chassis
I am curious about the front truck on the S gauge locomotives: Some of them have a coiled spring on them and some do not. Is there a way to tell which models are supposed to have this spring?