Lionel Baby Madison Car Lights...the correct answer...
That loud boom you heard this afternoon was the sound of my head exploding after reading John Grams answer to a CTT reader about replacing light bulbs in Lionel "Baby Madison" or 9500 Series passenger cars.
Rather than approaching the project with trepidation, removing the roof of a 9500-Series cars is without a doubt one of the easiest things you will ever learn to do in this or any hobby.
And no tools are required.
Step One: grasp the car from underneath on one end squeezing the fifth window on one side and the corresponding third window on the opposite side between your thumb and middle finger. Push so that the molded wedges clear the window frames.
Step Two: grasp the clerestory area of the roof between the thumb and fingers of your other hand. Lift.
Step Three: Repeat on the other end.
And THAT'S IT. No knife, no screwdriver, no muss, no fuss. Why this process remains a mystery to so many, remains a mystery to me. But I can do it blindfolded in the dark during a blackout whilst standing on my head.
In about 8 seconds...
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