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Texas Pete
Joined: Mar 26, 2011
Topics: 4   Replies: 2
posted on Sep 8, 2011 12:05 PM:
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After experiencing some frustration and much annoyance trying to remove the roof of a Polar Express observation car in order to change a light bulb, I devised the following method which simplified the task greatly and eliminated the necessity of using bad language. A P.E. coach was used for the illustrations. When doing the observation car you must remember to remove the three screws in the roof above the observation platform.

Step 1: Trim the ends of four 1/4" craft sticks square and sand them to a taper.





Step 2: Press in each tab and insert a craft stick.





Step 3: Lift the roof until the tabs clear the car sides and remove the craft sticks.





Step 4: The roof is now easily removed, you're in! Replace any burned out bulbs and reinstall the roof. Piece a cake!



 
JohnBoy
Joined: May 14, 2008
Topics: 83   Replies: 516
posted on Sep 29, 2011 08:58 AM:
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Outstanding!! Thanks for posting!

John
 
WestCelt
Joined: Jan 9, 2015
Topics: 1   Replies: 3
posted on Jan 25, 2015 06:57 PM:
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ohhhhhhhh this will also work on the Lionel Madison cars for my Mopac set and the halloween cars.... nice.

WestCelt (Roland)
 



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