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post 15 Oct 2020, 12:22
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Hi I have some old Hornby 040s and they some times stop when going through the points, I have checked the the wheels back to back and they are way out .I need to open the gap is there a way I can do this with out a wheel puller, if not can any one recommend one for me, cheep as possible as I only have three of them to alter, thank you, Jim.
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post 15 Oct 2020, 14:55
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I've done it by laying the loco on its side, with the driver axle positioned over the slightly open jaws of a vice, and very gently tapping the other end of the axle with a pin punch. Check the back-to-back after each tap. Repeat for the other axle. Does that make sense?


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