Help! My Lionel NKP 8617 2-4-2 needs a traction tire!

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Help! My Lionel NKP 8617 2-4-2 needs a traction tire!
Posted by phrankenstign on Thursday, January 24, 2019 8:34 PM

I've never had to replace one before.  I don't know the part number, and I don't know who would carry a replacement.

Does anyone know where I would be able to get another one?  The old one popped off 4 or 5 times during the Christmas season and caused some derailments.

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Posted by rtraincollector on Thursday, January 24, 2019 8:55 PM

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Posted by TrainLarry on Thursday, January 24, 2019 10:35 PM

The traction tire is part #242-206 and is availabe at The Train Tender.

 

Larry

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Posted by phrankenstign on Thursday, January 24, 2019 11:17 PM

Thanks guys.

Just out of curiosity, where did you get the information identifying the part number, Larry?

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Posted by ADCX Rob on Friday, January 25, 2019 8:31 AM

phrankenstign
...out of curiosity, where did you get the information identifying the part number, Larry?

That steamer takes the same traction tire as the first rubber tire loco from back in the 1960's... Larry I'm sure just knows that.

It's available from any parts supplier, including this one:

Rob

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Posted by TrainLarry on Friday, January 25, 2019 11:33 AM

The service manual pages for the 8617 loco with the parts view is here, page 3-19 (pdf page 128)

 

Larry

 

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Posted by phrankenstign on Friday, January 25, 2019 6:05 PM

Thanks for the education.

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