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Well, they made as toys originally. There are Gorgi parts dealers that may sell replacement rivets but some other technique may work. Maybe replace them with screws…

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Ah yes, I have one of them SF 623 Switchers. It keeps the Erie 610 Switcher from feeling all alone. The Seaboard 6250 is in repair/rebuild mode at the moment along with some K-Line dual motor Switchers. Those 623 engines run great.
 

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The bell is mechanical, activated by a cam and a spring. It should ring continuously when running regardless of the power supply.
Many had the bell or mechanism removed as it could become annoying.
Mine has a worn cam which does not retract the hammer fully so its not very loud.

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The engine has a nice look to it. Great detail in the molding. I would imagine the bell would drive you nuts after running the engine for a while. I like the heavy duty handrails…

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The bell is mechanical, activated by a cam and a spring. It should ring continuously when running regardless of the power supply.
Many had the bell or mechanism removed as it could become annoying.
Mine has a worn cam which does not retract the hammer fully so its not very loud.

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Hi Pete, pulled the shell, looks like the previous owner was one of the folks that the continuous bell annoyed. Bell has been gutted, probably a good thing, I most likely would have done it also.

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Still a nice engine Bill. Yours is an early 1949 version with the 622 on the front. I am a fan of NW2s both Post War and modern. Magnetraction evolved over the years. This had the magnetic axles with the least tractive effort. 623s got the bar magnet in the trucks similar to the steam engines.

When that engine was first cataloged it was lettered for New York Central. They never made it like that until around 1996 but I suspect this photo taken in 1939 might have been the inspiration for it.

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Bill, yeah, I resisted for a while. I figured Berwyn's would sell out. But I kept checking back and they still had them. You know how it goes. One day, I had the dough and I checked again. Then I didn't have the dough anymore! 😋
 

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I added a few cars to my collection. All are relative to the region of Western New York and Western Pennsylvania, where I once lived and worked…

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Recycled a 45 year-old quart of Wolf's head motor oil when I moved last year. Cleaning out the garage, it was sitting there from my brother's muscle car days.
 
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