I recently purchased a wonderful Rivarossi Union Pacidic Fef 4-8-4 from a local hobby store. I admit I purchased it at a discount and really didnt look it over as good as I should have.
Turns out I bought someone elses project that went wrong, and am unable to return it.
The engine runs fine, except one of the pistons fell off, and I cant get it back on as a piece is missing. It looked as though someone wanted to hardwire the tender to the engine, so they removed the coupling from the engine, so now i have 4 or 5 wires exposed. It looks as there is an arm also that attaches to the engine for tender as well that has fallen off or was damaged.
I contacted Rivarossi, and unfortunatly since this model hasnt been rereleased through Hornby, they have no blue prints or way of reparing it.
Is there someone reputable online I could send it to for repair? I know sometime I saw a posting with someone who did repairs but that was 4years ago.
Thanks in advance!