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Posted 3 years ago

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AntiqueRad…
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This big metal train was my grandfather's toy. he says it used to work well, and he played with it regularly. I have no idea the worth of this item, saying that it does include at least half a dozen cars, in this condition. I have no way of knowing how to make it work better, for it grinds down the tracks and stops a lot. please tell me anything you can about this.

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  1. kerry10456 kerry10456, 3 years ago
    Try cleaning the top of the track surface with 0000 steel wool. That's 4 zero's, it's the grade of steel wool
  2. Dr_Rambow Dr_Rambow, 3 years ago
    Very cool! I don't really collect trains, but the early stuff like this gets me excited all the same.

    I'd love to see the rest of the cars sometime. Thanks for showing it,
    -Todd
  3. MarxFan, 3 years ago
    Steel wool was the way to go years ago, but now days I would use a Scotch Brite pad instead. Steel wool will leave small bits of the steel in the track wich can get picked up in the motor etc and cause a short.

    Steve
  4. AntiqueRadioZenith4, 3 years ago
    Thank you all for your input on this. i was just curious about it so i came here. thanks again.

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