Playskool Express Train 1988 Question

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Playskool Express Train 1988 Question

  • I have a  vintage Playskool Express Train from 1988 and would like to know if anyone knows where I can get parts for the cars. I need the black plastic pieces that connect the trains together (it's a movable black hook). Over the years my children have lost them and I would like to set it up for my granchildren. Also, I'm missing the wheels for the truck that came with the set. Other than that I need to fix the traction for the Engine. Does anyone have any idea how I go about doing this. I'm new to the train game and I'd really like to get the grandkids interested in trains and collecting.

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  • go to Ace hardware or someplace well stocked hardware store.

    I used 1-5/16 OD o-rings x 1/8" thick but I think 1-5/16 x 1/16th thick might work better.

    You have to take the bottom off to remove the wheels with the pistons to put the o-rings on.

    I used Nitrile (rubber) o-rings and it was a lot better than nothing but it still slips a bit when pulling several cars around the curves.