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    • April 20, 2019 10:20 AM EDT
    • I don't know if you can drop the frame on the car you are working on, but if you can, this is how I solved it on an Aristo Classic car with a T-Nut from above:

      Broken bolster...

       

      Removed frame, cut a fill piece and installed a T-Nut on the inside of bolster...

       

      From the bottom...

       

      I still had the broken piece, so it was glued in place only to act as a fill, not to bear the force...

       

      Then I used a machine screw to re-attach the truck...

       

      That fix was done years ago and the car has been in battery car service ever since with no failure.

       

    • April 20, 2019 8:29 AM EDT
    • Steve Featherkile said:

      Thanks, Roos.  I'm guessing that some glue is involved to attach the tube after it's lined up?

       

      The cat owns the house.  I live, only to serve her.

      No glue ...the screw holds the tubing tight in place. You will want the tubing about 1/32 to 1/16" above the truck bolster. If I get some shop time in today I will take more pics.

    • April 19, 2019 10:10 PM EDT
    • Steve, do you like sweets?

      big lollipops come on sticks/tubes, that might be just, what you need there.

    • April 19, 2019 8:10 PM EDT
    • Thanks, Roos.  I'm guessing that some glue is involved to attach the tube after it's lined up?

       

      The cat owns the house.  I live, only to serve her.

    • April 19, 2019 7:44 PM EDT
    • " Rooster " said:
      Bruce D. Chandler said:

       nobody addresses the cat's issues...

      I will if I may ....it's Easter weekend so pollute the pussy with alcohol..... Fix the car and if it happens again then repeat lather and rinse.

       

    • April 19, 2019 7:39 PM EDT
    • Bruce D. Chandler said:

       nobody addresses the cat's issues...

       

       

       

      I will if I may ....it's Easter weekend so pollute the pussy with alcohol..... Fix the car and if it happens again then repeat lather and rinse.

    • April 19, 2019 7:29 PM EDT
    • Oh sure.  Solve the kingpost problem, but nobody addresses the cat's issues...  (Nicely done, though)

       

      Poor kitty...

    • April 19, 2019 7:04 PM EDT
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      This is a an Aristo 3 bay coal hopper ....same issue but I upgraded it to Ro trucks ....you will need evergreen 1/4" plastic tube as Hollywood stated. You will also need a #4 self tapping screw....file the residual down so it's flat and true on the bolster then insert the the tubing slice cut about 1/4" high and drill with 1/16" bit through the center of the tubing. Insert the #4 screw with a washer ,allow for rock on the truck and call it done.

       

    • April 19, 2019 6:49 PM EDT
    • Steve Featherkile said:

      Aristo, old, high stock, not that it makes a difference to the kingpost.  

      Oh but it does Steve

    • April 19, 2019 6:41 PM EDT
    • Aristo, old, high stock, not that it makes a difference to the kingpost.  

    • April 19, 2019 6:35 PM EDT
    • Aristo ,USA , Bachmann ? Pic would really help here Steve....Currently going through my fleet and repairing the broken ones that were put on the back shelf a few years ago. Actually making the same repair on an Aristo Hopper as I type this.

    • April 19, 2019 6:29 PM EDT
    • Heavy walled plastic tube. Drill the appropriate size hole and glue the new piece in

    • April 19, 2019 6:25 PM EDT
    • Ouch.   How about drilling a hole and putting a screw through it - should make it strong enough? 

      But, your cat...

    • April 19, 2019 6:13 PM EDT
    • So, I had a boxcar on the work bench, already to get it's final top coat of acrylic clear coat, when that damn cat decided to knock it off the bench, onto the floor, breaking off the kingpost around which, the truck swivels.  

       

      Is there any good way of repairing or replacing this, as all attempts have failed.  

    • April 18, 2019 6:45 AM EDT
    • Hey ..it worked I can see that smile from here ….

    • April 17, 2019 8:31 PM EDT
    • John Passaro said:
      Rick Marty said:

      With pups once they learn something it is very hard to un-learn them. Of course this applies only to things you don't want them to do, the things you want them to do well I'm sure you know

       

         Are you talking about pups or children ? !

       

       

      Is there much difference 

    • April 16, 2019 9:29 AM EDT
    • Rick Marty said:

      With pups once they learn something it is very hard to un-learn them. Of course this applies only to things you don't want them to do, the things you want them to do well I'm sure you know

       

         Are you talking about pups or children ? !

       

       

       

    • April 16, 2019 9:11 AM EDT
    • At least someone is using the layout !

    • April 15, 2019 7:07 PM EDT
    • With pups once they learn something it is very hard to un-learn them. Of course this applies only to things you don't want them to do, the things you want them to do well I'm sure you know