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Offline nayfun83  
#1 Posted : 20 April 2021 15:47:21(UTC)
nayfun83

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Hi all!

I have an Epoche III EVA standard tank wagon as part of set 46080. The tank car (the liquids one, not the compressed gas one) has a mass / weight inside it, which is loose and sliding around, unlike my other tank cars where the mass is held in place. Does anyone have any experience of this and whether or not it is fixable? It doesn't seem to be doing any harm but I am pedantic about these things and would prefer it not to be rattling around! I am unsure how to open the car up without breaking it so any advice would be most appreciated!
Tanks! Smile
Offline DaleSchultz  
#2 Posted : 20 April 2021 17:20:43(UTC)
DaleSchultz

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oh! that is prototypical - to represent the liquid slopping about....

The problem is that the weight in the other wagons have become stuck....

:-)
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Offline nayfun83  
#3 Posted : 21 April 2021 12:58:04(UTC)
nayfun83

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Originally Posted by: DaleSchultz Go to Quoted Post
oh! that is prototypical - to represent the liquid slopping about....

The problem is that the weight in the other wagons have become stuck....

:-)


Love that idea, made me chuckle! BigGrin

I've taken the bogies off to see if there is an obvious way to open up the car and found one of the coupling arms is bent, maybe as a result of poor packaging. I get the feeling that the metal lump was popped off its mount by this as well as I think it is used for retaining the coupling arms. Still no idea if / how I can take the car apart though. I'll see if Märklin can help.
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Offline rbw993  
#4 Posted : 21 April 2021 15:42:03(UTC)
rbw993

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Hi Nayfun,
You could drill a small hole in the bottom and squirt in some super glue, shake it back and forth then let it sit upright with the weight settled low (hopefully). Don't use too much, the super glue outgassing is pretty strong stuff.

Roger
Offline JohnjeanB  
#5 Posted : 22 April 2021 14:38:40(UTC)
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Hi
I may be wrong of course but in the assembly process Märklin uses press / Lock instead of gluing (faster and no risk to spill on the housing).
Most of the time, the dead weight in wagons is a thick iron sheet metal rectangle inside the frame (chassis) and held by plastic holders. When the wagon falls down, the weight can brake loose a a little glue is OK to correct it.
To open the frame, most of the time you have plastic locks that you may unlock using long nose pliers.
Here is an example of a "Leigeinheit" (articulated express goods wagon)
LeigEinheit-IMG_3076.JPG
You may see the typical weight that in your case became loose.
Cheers
Jean
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Offline nayfun83  
#6 Posted : 23 April 2021 12:15:32(UTC)
nayfun83

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Jean, thanks for the advice. It looks as thought the tank section is glued on for this model RollEyes I have tried prodding through the tiny holes in the chassis but I can't find any clips.

Time to enjoy ebay returns I guess. ThumbDown
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