Lionel 252 Engine

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Lionel 252 Engine
Posted by FRANK CURRAN on Monday, October 02, 2017 11:35 AM

I recently obtained a Lionel 252. The engine is in need of some repair whicj i mostly have covered. My proble is that the flanges on the drive wheels look like they are rubber. All the replacements i can find are all metal. Am i missing something here?

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Posted by cwburfle on Monday, October 02, 2017 4:52 PM

I've never seen a Lionel engine, including any prewar 252s with rubber flanges.

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Posted by TrainLarry on Monday, October 02, 2017 8:43 PM

Can you post a picture of the wheels on the engine?


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Posted by Penny Trains on Tuesday, October 03, 2017 6:15 PM

Maybe accumulated carbon and grease?

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Posted by Firelock76 on Tuesday, October 03, 2017 6:39 PM

I was at an antique show several years back, and one of the exhibitors had a standard gauge something, Lionel, American Flyer, I just don't know, that had rubber traction tires on the drivers.  This was an electric-profile locomotive and it was old!  Those rubbber tires were all dried out and cracked.

Maybe this is what the original poster's asking about?

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Posted by lionelsoni on Wednesday, October 04, 2017 8:39 AM

American Flyer "pul-mor" tires come to mind; but he said that it's Lionel and that the rubber parts are the flanges, not the treads.

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