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Unread Yesterday, 04:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hallo MLSers,
after longer Periode i tried tu run this loco, but what happened: moved no mm, was like glued to the track => all the black plastic tyres was molted like Bitumen! Has anybody seen such? Was nasty work to clean with alcohol, now i think to turn down each wheel
What is your recommendation?
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Sounds like you need to get in touch with Ray Manley, thats a common problem with traction tires,
they go bad after awhile... Get in touch with Ray, ([email protected]) is the last
address I have for him... I got a couple of sets from him for a Challenger awhile back...
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Are the traction tires melted, or are the wheel centers damaged?


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Hallo Mr. Paul,
thanks for info, the loco is heavy and needs no plastic tires, so i will never ever again put such items on the wheels ;-)


Mr. Greg,
the Centers are ok, the tires have changed to bitumenous


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Interesting, do you think it is the age of the traction tires, or possibly some residue on the track that interacted?


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Some of the earlier traction tires were bad rubber. I had some on a Challenger. You can order new ones from Ray, they are fine.
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Want to order soon with MTH closing it's doors at the end of this year.
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