Have you had experience pulling these tank cars apart. I haven’t and would like to know if there any tools or techniques to pull them apart. I’ve put pressure on the tank part and frame but with moderate pressure nothing moves. I feel like it’s going to brake if I apply more pressure.Then you will have to remove the tank to apply opposite force on the pin to seat the truck.
It definitely could. I know a number of fans of older model trains who replace various friction pin (split head and press fit) attachment mechanisms with screws. Sometimes you need to fill and drill a new hole, sometimes, you can just find a screw that fits the existing hole.I'm wondering if the pin could be replaced with a screw of the appropriate size and length...?