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mike_lawyer

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Spectrum 2-8-0 traction tires?
« on: February 08, 2013, 08:42:09 AM »
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I recently purchased a DCC equipped Spectrum 2-8-0, and it arrived yesterday.  The model is really beautiful and runs well.  The only problem is that there is a traction tire installed on the 3rd driver right side, but not on the left!  The easy solution is to install a traction tire.

Unfortunately, Bachmann's website shows that they are out of traction tires for the 2-8-0.  Would anyone have a spare that I could purchase?  Thanks.

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Re: Spectrum 2-8-0 traction tires?
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2013, 08:46:54 AM »
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Contact Bachmann, they should take care of it. Just because the part isn't available for sale doesn't mean they don't have it.

A Kato Mikado replacement tire also fits if I remember.
 
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Re: Spectrum 2-8-0 traction tires?
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2013, 09:04:17 AM »
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I have a bunch of Kato Mikado traction tires...I guess I could try one of those.

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Re: Spectrum 2-8-0 traction tires?
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2013, 01:25:23 PM »
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 They used to make tiny rubber bands for teeth braces. Not sure if they still do. I would try to call Laura at Bachmann sevrice. If they have then she will  send them to you....Mike

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Re: Spectrum 2-8-0 traction tires?
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2013, 03:03:58 PM »
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I used Kato "mike" tires on one of mine.
Seems to work at least as well as the origionals.