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I'm in the process of building a battery/sound car out of an AMS boxcar (1:20.3 scale).  Is there anyway to remove the roof of this car to gain access to the inside (I'm stumped).  I can and have completely remove the floor, but that is a major effort and not something I want to due if I need to regain access (i.e. replace a battery or circuit board).  Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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Bret,
If it's like most cars the whole body comes off. It's not that bad you just have to miss with it, till it goes on and off easy.
I did an Aristo boxcar and had to cut out a little by the sill steps. Now the body slides on and off pretty easy.
 

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Bret,
The roof on the AMS boxcar is glued on. It is not easy to remove without breaking some parts. I would suggest getting a Bachmann 1:20.3 boxcar. The roof covers off real easy with some tabs inside the car. Several of our team members have built battery cars using the Bachmann boxcar.
Hope this helps.
Richard
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Thanks Richard.  I was thinking along those same lines (about the bachmann car).  Sounds like that would be a whole lot easier.
 
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