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    • October 3, 2020 11:09 AM EDT
      • HIGH SPRINGS, FL
         
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      Getting into LGB

      I have a LGB Caboose 43714 that I need to get into to retrieve the lighting wires. This thing is built like a tank. How do I get in ? I have two screws on the bottom as well as two tabs. I could not get the tabs to budge. Do I remove the roof? Any advise would be appreciated

      Mike

    • October 3, 2020 11:50 AM EDT
      • Kansas City, US-KS
         
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      Not certain with this particular model as I never owned one but most LGB cars have the roof secured with screws.  Usually one at each end under the eaves.  

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      The Rock Creek Railway runs mostly D&RGW steam era engines and rolling stock outside on 332 track.  I use NCE 10A DCC with Zimo decoders. 

    • October 3, 2020 11:56 AM EDT
      • Fort Worth, Texas
         
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      I always use the LGB Service Manuals, https://www.onlytrains.com/manuals/43714-1.pdf  I think you will find on this caboose that there are no wires or lights in the caboose when new, you have to purchase metal wheels, the wheel spring contacts for power pickup on the wheels, lights, and wire. I don't do mine that way, I purchase a 9v battery pack, mount it under the car and put LED's in the car for light and power the marker lamps. Many on this forum are lighting there passenger, cabooses, etc. this way, cost is less then $8.00 per car.

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    • October 3, 2020 12:34 PM EDT
      • HIGH SPRINGS, FL
         
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      I bought it used. It has metal ball bearing wheels. I can see wires coming from the top lighting strips hanging down. I did find if you remove the trucks there are four more screws. If you remove them, the bottom flexes but does not want to get off the two tabs on bottom. 

      Mike

    • October 3, 2020 3:57 PM EDT
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      Located on each end, by the roof there are tiny slots. insert screwdriver and pop the tops off.

      Mike

    • October 4, 2020 7:12 AM EDT
      • Eastern Massachusetts
         
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      There are no screws holding the roof on this model, just takes a lot of force to remove the roofs.  Just as much 'fun' to reinstall the roofs!!

       

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