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I don't know exactly what to call this, but I need a new bottom plate that goes on the rear of the last truck on Tyco's 2-8-0 "Consolidation." The little thing that holds the coupler in place broke off when the coupler got jammed up, and I can't replace the coupler without replacing this entire screw-on plate.


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Can't you just glue that part back on?
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quote:
Can't you just glue that part back on?

Originally posted by BlaxlandAlex3-July 20 2020: 08:52:13 AM



I can try, with liquid cement, and it might work. However, as it is such a small element, and is responsible for holding the coupler in place, I fear that it might just break off again, especially when replacing the coupler (if it breaks or gets dislodged.)

I was hoping the entire plate could be easily replaced, as I feel that many have parts for or project Tyco 2-8-0's, or at least that's what I've seen on Ebay. So, I figured I'd ask on here first.

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I (key word here ) MAY have a solution an entire coupler box from another locomotive If I CAN FIND IT will post pics
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You most likely can replace it, but try gluing it first. I would slide the coupler in first, the glue the tab.
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If you have a metal thumb tack you can trim it with a pair of snips, then glue it sticking up throught the spot where that pin should be with the coupler. It may sound a little crude, but it gets the job done.
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Good idea....but I already tried gluing it, and unfortunately my liquid cement dripped too far and also glued the coupler. Oh well, I'll find a parts tender (I'm sure) for a Tyco 2-8-0 and will get another one of these intact.
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I started using toothpicks for glue and it greatly reduces screw-ups.
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I started using toothpicks for glue and it greatly reduces screw-ups.

Originally posted by A-A-RON-August 02 2020: 3:26:50 PM



Another good tip. Will use next time.

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[quote]I started using toothpicks for glue and it greatly reduces screw-ups.

Originally posted by A-A-RON-August 02 2020: 3:26:50 PM



Another good tip. Will use next time.

Originally posted by RP model railroads - August 02 2020 :  3:51:18 PM

[/quote

Can you show me a picture of the truck cover as it is now. If it's the Chattanooga style tender motor. I'd say take out the PT screw, use a small flathead to pry off that truck cover. Use a pair of snips to cut out the glued out coupler. Modeller's cement usually isn't that hard to break apart. At worst you're gonna lose a coupler, but it will be cheaper than replacing the whole thing.




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quote:
quote:
[quote]I started using toothpicks for glue and it greatly reduces screw-ups.

Originally posted by A-A-RON-August 02 2020: 3:26:50 PM



Another good tip. Will use next time.

Originally posted by RP model railroads - August 02 2020 :  3:51:18 PM

[/quote

Can you show me a picture of the truck cover as it is now. If it's the Chattanooga style tender motor. I'd say take out the PT screw, use a small flathead to pry off that truck cover. Use a pair of snips to cut out the glued out coupler. Modeller's cement usually isn't that hard to break apart. At worst you're gonna lose a coupler, but it will be cheaper than replacing the whole thing.





Originally posted by A-A-RON-August 02 2020: 7:25:56 PM



Yeah, I can do that. I'll grab a photo tomorrow of the aftermath.

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Here's the fast and easy way to fix it. I'm guessing with your consolidation rear truck you just have break the glue on the coupler and remove it from the tab, then follow these steps.

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That's a really smart method, Aaron!


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Wow! Nice instructions. I'll follow them and post updates here - I would have never even thought of doing that. So simple.
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That's a resourceful repair! Figuring out that sort of thing is a useful skill for people using all discontinued products.
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