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Modeltrains2021

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Hi there i have a rivarossi 2-8-8-2 and it has electrical pick up issues i cleaned the track and the tender wheels going to clean the locomotives wheels and see if that helps any helpfull tips appreciated
 

ctclibby

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Hi there i have a rivarossi 2-8-8-2 and it has electrical pick up issues i cleaned the track and the tender wheels going to clean the locomotives wheels and see if that helps any helpfull tips appreciated
MT2021: Clean wheels are the most important - do that first. I have a couple of the 2-8-8-2's, one older one new. Had problems with the older one which I found that all the driving wheels were not flat on the rails and the electrical between tender and engine was fickle at best which probably caused it to run intermittent. I don't remember exactly what I did; fussing with it got her going again though.
 




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