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Brass wheels spark badly

Published: July 31, 2009
Q: I have an American Flyer no. 300AC Atlantic 4-4-2 steam locomotive. The brass wheels (only on one side of each tender truck) spark badly when they roll along my vintage American Flyer track. Could you tell me if the wheels need regular cleaning? I don't think the problem is with the engine wheels, since they don't spark. Also, do you know if there is a whistle in the tender? It is heavy and has wires coming from it to the cab.
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