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Discussion in 'G / O / S Scale Model Trains' started by ozzy, Jan 18, 2007.
can i get replacement wheels for it? and how hard are they to change?
I think Model Engineering Works has them. Their web site is at http://geocities.com/modelengineeringworks/
They're pretty easy to change if you have a press of some sort and wheel cups. If you don't, it can be difficult.
im looking at one on ebay, but the wheels are dry/cracked. wounder if i would be better off just to keep looking?
i dont have the tools
You're probably better off if you keep looking. Crumbling wheels are a common problem, but not something every loco has. A new set of wheels will cost you between $20 and $40, plus the time and tools to change them out, and I don't know that one in good condition would sell for much more than $20 or $30 more than a bad one.
I've got a prewar American Flyer with swollen wheels that need to be changed in my basement. I've been meaning to get to it for about two years, if that tells you anything.
The wheels can crumble and swell???
this one had 3 cars with it, in gread condition, was just over 100.00 so far.
Yes, early diecasts had this problem, due to impurities in the metal. It put Dorfan out of business, literally.
You can expect to pay $50-$100 for a prewar O27 Lionel steamer, and $20 or so apiece for the cars, if they're in VG or better condition. If you're going to pay that, you might as well get one that doesn't have a lot of problems.
this one ended, went for $265.00.
it was not a steamer
the cars in that same condition been going for 60.00 to 100.00 each. at least the few i been watching.