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toptech

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K-Line Heavyweights Passenger cars trucks & couplers crumbling
« on: November 09, 2022, 07:40:21 PM »
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Anyone else experiencing 1990's K-line O scale Heavyweight Passenger cars with crumbling truck side frames & wheels & couplers from zinc pest impurities ? I bought 3 of them years ago & repainted them & decaled them with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus decals. Have been running them with my circus train, but have noticed lately a crumbling side frame on one & a broken off coupler on another. I have heard this is a problem that has happened going back years. These have 6 wheeled trucks. My question is does anyone know of or has put on trucks from another brand that works.  K-line has been gone for years and Lionel offers nothing. 2 train repair service stores I've gone to have nothing to offer as a replacement. I can't believe that other people having this problem are just trash canning them.

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Re: K-Line Heavyweights Passenger cars trucks & couplers crumbling
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2022, 12:20:51 PM »
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Went to that website and it says that 6-wheel truck is sold out

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Re: K-Line Heavyweights Passenger cars trucks & couplers crumbling
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2022, 12:54:22 AM »
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That's the K-line by Lionel catalog from 2009. Those pictured don't have couplers. I need the coupler. I have crumbled ones. I went to a train store which is also a Lionel service station & they couldn't find any listings