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Lionel Trains Workshop => Lionel Maintenance & Repair => Topic started by: A-B on June 10, 2021, 06:33:54 am

Title: 2-4-2 Steam Locomotive only has 1 traction tire pre-installed
Post by: A-B on June 10, 2021, 06:33:54 am
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.
Title: Re: 2-4-2 Steam Locomotive only has 1 traction tire pre-installed
Post by: djacobsen on June 13, 2021, 06:25:11 am
A-B
Hello & Welcome to the Forum!

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.


Happy Rails!
dave

Title: Re: 2-4-2 Steam Locomotive only has 1 traction tire pre-installed
Post by: A-B on June 13, 2021, 07:49:17 pm
Great, thank you. 👍