Rebuilding an Aristo-Craft RDC (Need Parts.)
While I'm not exactly new to G-gauge, it's been a while since I've worked with it. But today, we've begun construction on a proper G-gauge railroad, and it's time to address some of our motive power needs.
I was gifted a free Aristo-Craft ATSF RDC-1 a long time ago, and while it's performed well, it's not in that great of a shape looks-wise. Now that we have someplace proper to run it, it needs to undergo a rebuild, and a repaint.
I need some help. First, I need to find an exploded view diagram and a manual to help with determining what I need to to make it look good again, and have a good reference to operate it when it gets back onto the rails again.
Does someone know of a good source of Aristo-Craft parts?
One of the pressing issues is that the traction tires are hard as a rock and crumbling badly. Those need to be replaced somehow before I go on.