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4-4-0 LionChief's rubber wheels are deteriorating
« on: January 08, 2021, 09:55:27 am »
I as well own a 2-8-4 which has absolutely zero black rubber on the track but my 4-4-0 is constantly leaving black rubber on the tracks. I use rubbing alcohol to get the black rubber off the track but eventually the entire wheels are going to be metal. Can I just leave that the way it is? Full metal on metal tracks, I really see no point in replacing the rubber on the wheels if it's going to deteriorate yet again after replacing the rubber.

Is anyone else having a problem with their 4-4-0 LionChief?

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Re: 4-4-0 LionChief's rubber wheels are deteriorating
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2021, 11:17:30 am »
Welcome to the forum!

The product number will be of great help to help you resolve your problem.

The drive wheels have a groove in them for the traction tire, and without the tires, the wheels will not touch the rail, giving no traction.


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Re: 4-4-0 LionChief's rubber wheels are deteriorating
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2021, 11:49:26 am »
The product # is 6-84754.

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Re: 4-4-0 LionChief's rubber wheels are deteriorating
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2021, 12:25:40 pm »
Try the 8505-206 traction tires from another supplier.
https://traindoctor.com/service/lionel/8500to8800.php


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