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Author Topic: 2-4-2 Steam Locomotive only has 1 traction tire pre-installed  (Read 1366 times)


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O-Scale. Am I supposed to keep it this way? Or should I put another traction tire on the other wheel?

Also, does it matter if the train goes clockwise or counter-clockwise in regards to wear and tear? Only one side has the gears.

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looking at my loco's with traction tires, l see grooves for a traction tire on only one wheel.

Running  trains, l run them both directions to keep wheel & track wear even.

Hope this is of some help.

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Great, thank you. 👍


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