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Title: lionel 9307 cop and hobo car service manual
Post by: rleegabe on November 17, 2020, 07:43:32 am
Would anyone know where I can go to get a lionel 9307 cop and hobo car service manual on how to disassemble and clean ?
Title: Re: lionel 9307 cop and hobo car service manual
Post by: TrainLarry on November 17, 2020, 09:14:24 am
The service manual is here, pages 255-256 (9-5 and 9-6 at bottom of page).
https://www.lionelsupport.com/media/supplements/Supplement1to9/1Complete.pdf

Larry
Title: Re: lionel 9307 cop and hobo car service manual
Post by: rleegabe on November 18, 2020, 11:25:12 am
Thank you Larry, that is helpful. Is there a book and or service manul that walks you through the service or gives recommendations on the proper cleaning and lubrication. Also I have a bad coupler on the front of my Erie 9307 cop and hobo gondola, keeps coming loose while going around the track it opens up possibly from the vibration of the car ,any ideas as whether the couple is just a standard coupler or unique to this car. And 3rd, where can I buy the coupler or the whole truck assembly??
Title: Re: lionel 9307 cop and hobo car service manual
Post by: rleegabe on November 18, 2020, 12:01:38 pm
For now I cut a little sliver of a magnet to hold the coupler handle up and tighter, may have to take it to Kirkland Trains in Kirkland Wa. near my location.
Title: Re: lionel 9307 cop and hobo car service manual
Post by: djacobsen on November 18, 2020, 04:02:58 pm
Hello & Welcome to the Forum.

My only suggestion is to drop forum member Sam Mamish a message.
He s my go to, all scale's, train guy in the Seattle/Puget Sound area. 
Hopefully he can help you.


Happy Rails!
dave
Title: Re: lionel 9307 cop and hobo car service manual
Post by: TrainLarry on November 18, 2020, 05:26:44 pm
Any dirt or grease can be cleaned off with Naphtha, available at a hardware or paint store. Scrape off any dirt on the wheels with an X-Acto knife or the blade of a screwdriver, then finish cleaning the wheels with Q-Tips dipped in the Naphtha. A drop of oil on the axles where they enter the wheels will allow better rolling.

The coupler opening is caused by a weak spring 480-38
http://www.ttender.com/weblistpictures/480-38.jpg

You'll need the rivet to hold the spring in place, #2343-66
http://www.ttender.com/list/num8.htm

Replacing these parts will keep the coupler from opening in use.


Larry
Title: Re: lionel 9307 cop and hobo car service manual
Post by: rleegabe on November 18, 2020, 08:50:45 pm
Thanks all, very helpful, and Dave Sam mamish???? You mean Sammash???? Very funny!!!!!!!! :P :P :P