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Surprised you got most of the old paint off by boiling in water. Baked enamal is the hardest paint to remove. Laquer and oil base 2nd hardest to remove. Since the parts ae made of metal, a paint stripper should do. Keep it away from plastics, chrome trimmings etc. Razor blade scrapping is another alternative that would take time. Painting seems easier after allthe prior work. You seem to be up on paint codes forthe engine and tender.

As for the trucks, I cannot visual the problem. Is it a fastening problem, or a broken part problem. Modern clear epoxies can solve many a broken problem. Good luck on your restortation
 

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Pix not to clear. In the 1940"s, Lionel was making trains for the kids, not the professional model train hobbier. You may find many a defect in their assembly of engine parts. Keep in mind, epoxies were not used in that time period. Orther methods were used to assemble engine parts.
 

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Caboose would be lighted in real life at night. Workers would slep or read, as no work at night. Their job is to observe the freight truck wheels as the train went around a curve for fires on the wheel axles as they were poorly lubricated. With the comming of diesels, these old freights were phased out and the caboose also. if you are all diesel, no cabooses.
 
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