225E Smoke Box Door

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    December, 2018
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225E Smoke Box Door
Posted by Jmay91 on Thursday, December 27, 2018 3:41 AM

Hi all! I recently bought a Lionel prewar 225E, and I love it! Being 80 years old, it's not without it's issues; the most annoying being that the smoke box door won't hold itself shut. Comparing it to my 736 Berk, the clasp mechanism appears to be right, but the door just won't 'click' shut and flops open. Any ideas on how to fix this, or should I be in the market for a new smoke box door? Thanks!

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Posted by LL675 on Sunday, January 13, 2019 7:44 PM

probably just need to tweak the clasp. Gently bend it till it catches. I had to do this with a couple of mine.


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