Lionel Diecast EMD F-Units

Lionel Diecast EMD F-Units

Postby railtwister » Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:08 pm

Help!

I won one of these on Ebay, and I'm trying to separate the body from the chassis. There are no screws, and it looks like the trucks are held on with press fit plastic buttons which also keeps the chassis captive. I've tried pulling the buttons off but it looks like they will need to be drilled out. Before I do that, is there an easier way that will do less damage?

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Re: Lionel Diecast EMD F-Units

Postby ConducTTor » Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:15 pm

A screw driver between the trucks and the body and prying will pop those buttons off. Or you can drill if you want.
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Re: Lionel Diecast EMD F-Units

Postby AstroGoat760 » Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:34 pm

ConducTTor wrote:A screw driver between the trucks and the body and prying will pop those buttons off. Or you can drill if you want.


A carefully used rotary cutting bit could also work.

Just be careful, especially if you intend on reassembling the unit again.
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Re: Lionel Diecast EMD F-Units

Postby railtwister » Thu Oct 27, 2011 11:45 pm

Thanks Guys,

I had tried unsuccessfully using a small modeler's screwdriver, so after reading your replies, I tried a bigger one and it worked much better!

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