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N Spectrum 2-8-0. Main Rod supposed to attach to a (microscopic) pin on the inside of the crosshead. Prolly gonna sit until someone brings out a new attachment nut...

Did not make my day. :mad:
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I have one like that!! A 4-8-4...old old Bachmann. Never have figured what to use to reattach it. It's a display unit, good side showing.
 

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Need to fire up the electron microscope to check it out 😆 The other side looks like the pin is just bradded over to retain it. But it must have a clip or washer to retain it, like you say. Requires removing all the gear from that side. In N, it's fairly finicky for us old guys.
 

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By some MIRACLE I spotted this retainer on the floor under the workbench. I am going to save it for a day when I have all my wits about me.
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I was not even hunting for it, just got lucky😃😃😃
 

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I hear ya, grj!! They just look so attractive at the hobby shop 🤣 (not gonna say "cute")
 

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By some MIRACLE I spotted this retainer on the floor under the workbench. I am going to save it for a day when I have all my wits about me.
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I was not even hunting for it, just got lucky😃😃😃
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Wits are important certainly, but have your Optivisor about you too! Once found, you don't want to lose that thing again. The photos & file below show how this old guy handles tiny N-scale parts.

Good Luck with your repair;

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Thanks, Traction Fan! Hey, your Tips do not mention the panty-hose-on-the vacuum-cleaner method...:rolleyes: Well, maybe you covered it elsewhere😅 I guess, better to not drop anything in the first place...
 
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