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Offline Armando  
#1 Posted : 02 February 2009 21:12:14(UTC)
Armando

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I need to remove the the shell from a Bavarian steam locomotive. In order to reach the screw, a plastic cap needs to be removed from the hood first. I've tried toothpicks, my figernails, twisting it, but nothing helps. I don't want to damage the finish on the locomotive.

What have you guys used?

Thanks.
Best regards,
Armando García

Offline john black  
#2 Posted : 02 February 2009 21:22:55(UTC)
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Only my fingertips. Straight upwards, and off the plastic cap goes. Just try a little harder Cool
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Offline Bigdaddynz  
#3 Posted : 02 February 2009 21:34:09(UTC)
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It sure drove me mad with my BR18.4, until I realised the cap comes off partway down the hood, rather than at the top, which is where I had been trying. It should come away fairly easy, I just used my fingernail.
Offline foumaro  
#4 Posted : 03 February 2009 09:23:45(UTC)
foumaro

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I had the same problem with my BR 64,finally i do not open the cap
because i was afraid for a damage too.
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