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Author:  winced36 [ Thu Aug 04, 2016 3:08 pm ]
Post subject:  Repairing a 1045 Flagman

I have a Lionel 1045 Flagman that needs an operating-arm repair. Somewhere along the way the flag got broken off. I've tried cementing it back on but it eventually drops off again.

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Anybody out there ever replaced the arm on one of these? If so, what's involved?

Paul II

Author:  paulrace [ Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:31 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Repairing a 1045 Flagman

Paul, they are made of a sort of plastic that is very hard to glue. Have you considered ordering or looking for a replacement?

Paul

Author:  winced36 [ Mon Mar 19, 2018 3:21 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Repairing a 1045 Flagman

New arms are available from a number of parts dealers, but I'm unsure how to remove the old one. I have a Greenberg repair manual for Lionel (a reprint of instruction sheets from Lionel), but it doesn't have notes re: the 1045. I might try drilling a hole in his hand and gluing in a replacement. I've been using Loctite GO2 glue recently...seems to work well on most materials.

Paul II

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