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    • September 29, 2019 11:21 PM EDT
    • Thanks for the warning Ted! I do not have Aristo-Electralube, but I do have a tube of Aristo-Lube. Flipped it over to find out it contains a petroleum product. Removed that from my train workshop.

       

       

    • September 29, 2019 10:58 PM EDT
    • I have used Bachmann light lubricant for years  on my journals and never have had problems.

    • September 26, 2019 8:05 PM EDT
    • Ted Doskaris said:

      Thank you David,

      That's good to know Gilbert has replacement Aristo side frames and other parts.

      -Ted

      Sitting on quite a few bettendorf side frames personally. I find no use for them because of my interests of the hobby we all share on LSC!

    • September 26, 2019 7:43 PM EDT
    • Thank you David,

      That's good to know Gilbert has replacement Aristo side frames and other parts.

      Accordingly, I added a reference in the "vignette" to Gilbert's web site for his 3-D printed side frames.

      -Ted

    • September 26, 2019 5:52 PM EDT
    • Its a shame that Aristo didn't verify the safety of the lube before printing that on the label. Me, I would not have even thought of using that stuff in the journal boxes, but since it says so on the label, I am sure many people have.

       

      Fortunately, Gilbert makes replacement side frames for the Aristo Bettendorf trucks.

       

      https://glxscalemodels.com/aristocraft-3d-printed-replacement-parts/freight-car/

    • September 26, 2019 2:34 PM EDT
    • Aristo-Craft's Electralube Legacy!

      A long time ago I had used Aristo-Craft's Electralube to lubricate the axle tips on many Aristo cars. Shortly thereafter a whole bunch of  truck journal boxes cracked or broke off in pieces!  I had reported this on the Aristo Forum more than a decade ago with the ultimate outcome of Aristo changing their plastic material to Nylon for trucks parts.  But that leaves a majority of cars out with the public having the old type plastic trucks with Aristo since having gone out of business.

      Well recently, I discovered another one of my cars that suffered long term damage due to Electralube usage.



      [img]http://www.largescalecentral.com/FileSharing/user_6758/Ted_Doskaris_PIXs%20/Aristo40ftBoxCarWPwithBelatedElectralubeDamagedComposite.jpg[/img]


      [img]http://www.largescalecentral.com/FileSharing/user_6758/Ted_Doskaris_PIXs%20/AristoElectralubeART29602problemComposite.jpg[/img]


      For more info., see new vignette hosted for me on Greg E's web site, title:
      "Aristo's "Plastic [In]Compatible ELECTRALUBE Legacy"

       

      -Ted

    • September 24, 2019 1:13 PM EDT
    • Appreciate your reply Greg will follow up.

    • September 24, 2019 10:58 AM EDT
    • You can also have one machined to specifications, others here have.

       

      Contact Jiro: https://www.facebook.com/jiro.yeramian?ref=br_rs

       

      Greg

    • September 24, 2019 4:56 AM EDT
    • Many thanks Max will look into this.

    • September 23, 2019 4:24 PM EDT
    • I have an Accucraft G Scale Gallooping Goose no.2 and the nylon gear wheel on the axle has split.

      I have been trying to obtain a replacement from Accucraft in the UK and USA but they tell me they do not have any.

       

      Has anyone had a similar problem and how did they overcome the issue. Any help or ideas would be very much appreciated.

    • September 16, 2019 11:41 AM EDT
    • Check with RLD. He still shows them listed.

      http://rldhobbies.com/usa-r17pn.aspx

      Ro also has them listed.

      http://charlesro-com.3dcartstores.com/store_r17pn.html

    • September 16, 2019 10:03 AM EDT
    • Has anyone found replacement pins that hold the containers in place. Asking for a friend.................

    • September 16, 2019 7:54 AM EDT
    • Ted Thank you.

    • September 16, 2019 1:13 AM EDT
    • Joseph,

       

      Flat head garment pins that can be obtained at a sewing or craft store can serve as a replacement.

      [img]http://www.largescalecentral.com/FileSharing/user_6758/Ted_Doskaris_PIXs%20/USAT_IntermodalCarPerforatedPlatformrSubstitutePinComposite.jpg[/img]

      [img]https://www.elmassian.com/images/stories/rollingstock/usat/intermodal/AristoGP40leftUncoupledOverKadeeMagnetFromUSAT_IntermodalATSFcarRightTopView_IMG_1343.jpg[/img]

      If interested, several things done to the Intermodal car can be seen in "vignette" (article) hosted for me by Greg E. on his website, title:
      USA Trains Intermodal Container Car - Lowered & Fitted with Kadee 907 Centerset Couplers

       

      -Ted

    • September 15, 2019 8:04 PM EDT
    • Joseph Lupinski said:
      I managed to get a cheap Inter model car that was really beat up that working to rehab. It had lost some of its walk way panels which I was able to get parts for but Charles Ro did not send any pins to hold them in place. Anyone who has these cars, have you been able to find something to use as replacement pins to hold the walkways on?

      Pics and specs of the holes that the pins are missing from with these cars?

    • September 15, 2019 7:57 PM EDT
    • I managed to get a cheap Inter model car that was really beat up that working to rehab. It had lost some of its walk way panels which I was able to get parts for but Charles Ro did not send any pins to hold them in place. Anyone who has these cars, have you been able to find something to use as replacement pins to hold the walkways on?

    • September 13, 2019 1:40 AM EDT
    • Ken, so you can see what the U25B railings (both side types and end types) look like, there is a loco on ebay the shows them in the foam packing:
      [img]https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/cwkAAOSwPRFc4wTr/s-l1600.jpg[/img]
      -Ted

    • September 12, 2019 11:31 PM EDT
    • Ted, Colin,

      Appreciate the nice clear photo Ted! Both of you are very correct after looking at the link that Ted supplied. Many of the handrails are painted with silver centers and white ends. That'll be good information for me when I paint them. There is another picture that I couldn't seem to provide here because it wouldn't download from eBay. That photograph shows the front handrails much clearer and it also shows the side, front handrails as well. I do see what you are referring to Colin about the wrong angle at the bottom and this makes me believe that maybe this is a combination of USA trains and Aristocraft handrail sets, although I'm not sure until I see them. One thing for sure, between both sets of handrails, the ones that I ordered from USA and this set, I should be able to make a usable set that will look good. I'll paint them silver except for the handrails that show white as a color on Ted's photos.

      Like you guys suggested and I kind of figured, I'll paint all 8 ends white in addition. I really appreciate your input and I'll let you know what I find when they arrive and if they'll fit or have to be modified. I'm not a handrail expert so I hope I can handle this project! I'll post some photos when they arrive and I'm finished.

      Thanks again everyone! Ken 

    • September 12, 2019 10:55 PM EDT
    • The Aristo U25B Amtrak that I have has white handrails.  Those you show in the picture Ken are very similar to the ones on mine except for the front and back handrails as Ted said.  The front and back rails need another kink at the bottom but do go into the side of the loco.  I have never posted a picture on this website before, but tomorrow when I have the time I will try.

      Colin