Advise on removing HO steam loco drive wheel

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dmiller

Member
I need to remove a drive wheel from a Broadway limited PRR M1b 4-8-2 to send back to replace the nylon gear on the axel. What is the safest way to remove from the attached rods? (needle nose pliers?) Is the screw normal thread (turn: Righty tighty, Lefty Loosey) , or reverse threaded?) There is very little to grip on the screw head (Middle tire in picture) Thank you all!


running gear removal.jpg
 

wvg_ca

Well-Known Member
send back the whole thing and let them do it all...if there's a mistake, there is only one place to look, lol
 

twforeman

Certified Great Northern Nut
It's hard to tell from your photo, but if it has a hex head I'd use one of the small hex drivers I have.

But sending the whole engine back is probably the better call.
 

dmiller

Member
send back the whole thing and let them do it all...if there's a mistake, there is only one place to look, lol
Well it is 20 odd years old and I did not lub it first before getting it out of the box after many years for a test run . I am happy Broad way Limited is taking the wheel set to pull, replace gear, and re-quarter
 




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