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poliss

You picked a fine time to leave me loose wheel

The wheels of one of my coaches keep fropping out. Looks like the previous owner had changed them too often, thus opening up the trucks a little. I've done a temporary fix* by putting a small piece of sellotape over the axle dimple. Not very satisfactory, but at least the wheels don't drop off any more. Anyone got a better suggestion?

*=bodge

N.B. Title of post to be sung as in the Kenny Rogers song Lucille.
Teleman

How about glueing a thin piece of plastic card in there with a small hole in it where you want the axle to be
poliss

Good idea Batman. Now i need to find something very thin that glues well.
Teleman

I use 'StripStyrene' because it comes in long strips i can cut to size from the local model shop just down the road from here , but they don't sell locos , they are into radio controled cars and planes but keep a very good stock of plastic bits ideal for kit bashing and the odd repair
poliss

The other idea I had was to immerse the bogie in hot water and bend it back to it's original shape. The distance is so small it would be hard to measure with a ruler. Not sure how the bogies come off though. No screw on the outside, might just pull off. Then again, could be a nut on the inside.
Teleman

In the past i have used an elastic band and left it on the rad over night ' but that was with 00 gauge .
I also do that to form the roofs on my 009 stock from a sheet of plastic
poliss

*furiously writes tips down on notepad*
Teleman

Why ? i thought that was well known . I've been forming roofs like that for years . its the best way i've ever found after being told about it in the 70s
poliss

I read about it in the 70's too. I've even got a book on my shelf that has it in.

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