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Hey all,

Does anyone know where I can get a set of instructions for the Sandy Andy automatic ore loader?

I've checked some of the parts websites and there is nothing for accessories:(

Thanks,

Cheers, Ian
 

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Thanks big ed, you da man:D

That is exactly what I needed:thumbsup:

Where did you find it?


Cheers, Ian
 

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Cool, thanks:thumbsup:

Sometimes the search doesn't find it right, but if you keep trying with different wording it finds them.
A part number works fairly well.

This worked fine, I just wrote Handy Andy and that is what came up.:D
 

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What parts do you need, and where have you looked?

I search for parts and came up with nothing John.
Can you find any 6-2175 Lionel Handy Andy (something) dirt conveyor or something.

Not even listed on e bay that I could see.
My advice would be to watch e bay and buy a junker strip the parts off of it.
 

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John,

I searched Lionel's website plus a few others, but no one had any specific parts for it

I've only seen two for sale on eBay, and they were actually called Ore Loaders,

Not an emergency, by any stretch, but my granddaughter wanted to set it up and play with it:)

So its set up, but not 100% operational:)

Cheers, Ian
 

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I have one that I won at a raffle and put together. What part(s) are you missing? Just a word of caution, thought it could be fun, is that these things when working work rather fast and are messy. Fun but meesy. The string and weight are almost universal where you could use generics for those but as for other parts I am not sure.
 

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cog,

I'm missing the handle that goes on the back that controls the weight, and the chute that directs the coal into the hopper is broken.

The chute I might be able to fix, but not sure about the handle:p

My granddaughter is only 6, so no coal involved:laugh:
 

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cog,

I'm missing the handle that goes on the back that controls the weight, and the chute that directs the coal into the hopper is broken.

The chute I might be able to fix, but not sure about the handle:p

My granddaughter is only 6, so no coal involved:laugh:
The instructions say....I think they said,

ONLY USE LIONEL GRAVEL with it. Maybe it said ore?

I will check.:eek:

Edit,
Yes it says Gravel. and only Lionel gravel will work.
So it is a gravel loader/unloader.

Are you missing the weight stop handle?
Maybe you can make one?
 

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The instructions say....I think they said,

ONLY USE LIONEL GRAVEL with it. Maybe it said ore?

I will check.:eek:

Edit,
Yes it says Gravel. and only Lionel gravel will work.
So it is a gravel loader/unloader.

Are you missing the weight stop handle?
Maybe you can make one?
Depends. I ended up with one ore and one gravel unit with the only difference being the color. The stuff is smaller than regular Lionel gravel so the chute lever will not jame open.....which it still does. The level on the back is essentially a flapper with a slot in the middle to let the string move up and down and stops the weight when moved.
 

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Depends. I ended up with one ore and one gravel unit with the only difference being the color. The stuff is smaller than regular Lionel gravel so the chute lever will not jame open.....which it still does. The level on the back is essentially a flapper with a slot in the middle to let the string move up and down and stops the weight when moved.
Thanks for clarifying that.
I never even heard of one before this thread.:D

I would think the you can make one of those in brass?
Doesn't look like there is much to it, just bend a brass rod to shape and make up and attach the flapper part? Heck it doesn't even have to be brass.

If I am looking at the same thing your talking about?:confused:
 

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Thanks for clarifying that.
I never even heard of one before this thread.:D

I would think the you can make one of those in brass?
Doesn't look like there is much to it, just bend a brass rod to shape and make up and attach the flapper part? Heck it doesn't even have to be brass.

If I am looking at the same thing your talking about?:confused:
Yes, you could make one out of brass and it should work fine.
 

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I have a bag of Lionel "coal" that came with it, but I wasn't going to tell her that:laugh:

I might be able to fabricate the flapper handle that goes on the back.

Thanks for all the info guys....:thumbsup:
 
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