Rivarossi Disaster!

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by ed acosta, Jul 12, 2008.

  1. Dave Harris

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    A Dremel with a few cut off disks & a drill press should be all you need to duplicate it.
    Sure would be nice to know if he managed to save the loco.
  2. jeffrey-wimberl

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    I suspect zinc-oxide, maybe introduced during the molding process. When molten zinc comes in contact with
    oxygen you get zinc-oxide. In the old top filled molds the zinc was poured into the molds. Today most zinc castings are made in bottom filled molds where the zinc is pumped up into the bottom of the molds thereby preventing zinc-oxide from entering the molds.
  3. Dave Harris

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    I'd still like to know if he saved the engine?