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phatpony

Member
...the shell from an Atlas loco? Forgive my newbness, but I have tried everything short of a crow bar to remove the shell from an 8-40B. I have removed the couplers of course, and in the process of wiggling and tugging, managed to get the cab off ( not what I wanted ) and knocked the enginner from his seat ( not what he wanted ). I cannot, for the life of me, figure out what is holding this thing on. HELP!!!!!!

Glenn
 

SpaceMouse

Fun Lover
I just went through that with my Atlas GP-38.

It's all friction. There are tabs that fit into the chasis fron rear and center. You have to push in on the body for them to release--or at least that's what I found.
 

phatpony

Member
Thanks spacemouse. Yep, I found 6 tabs, but I couldnt just squeeze them in. I found where they latched onto the chassis from underneath, and using a screwdriver, popped them just enough to relese the shell. Now to put on all the details in preperation for paint. Hope I dont get the shakes :)
 




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