Great videos ... packed with good tips. My compliments to the guy behind the scene.
A few take-aways for TJ ...
1. I LOVE that squeeze-to-spread pliers ... gotta get me one those!!!
2. I've done the e-unit bottom rebuild a few times, but never had the top plate (around the coil) off. Neat to see it here. I like that that gives access to tighten up the lever rivet.
3. Speaking of which, I was a bit dissappointed to learn that the Lionel Jr motor on my 258 has an e-unit with the lever on the opposite side (rear) when compared to the e-unit lever on my 1681's (lever is on the front there). However, this video teaches me that one can pull the top plate off of the e-unit, and simply flip the plate / lever around to whatever side is needed.
Yup, I've had it fully disassembled including the coil out. I played for a bit with the lever and trying to get it tightened. I was hoping to avoid drilling out the rivet and replacing it, but that might just be what it takes.
No, I am not making up this title. It is a classic British comedy
about a town that gathers together to save its passenger
train service in the 1930's. This is a satirical remake of it
upon my OO layout, "Henley."