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While I'm not exactly new to G-gauge, it's been a while since I've worked with it. But today, we've begun construction on a proper G-gauge railroad, and it's time to address some of our motive power needs.

I was gifted a free Aristo-Craft ATSF RDC-1 a long time ago, and while it's performed well, it's not in that great of a shape looks-wise. Now that we have someplace proper to run it, it needs to undergo a rebuild, and a repaint.

I need some help. First, I need to find an exploded view diagram and a manual to help with determining what I need to to make it look good again, and have a good reference to operate it when it gets back onto the rails again.

Does someone know of a good source of Aristo-Craft parts?

One of the pressing issues is that the traction tires are hard as a rock and crumbling badly. Those need to be replaced somehow before I go on.
 

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Go all solid wheels, get rid of the traction tires. They actually cause issues, and you really don't need to pull anything with an RDC. This is a finicky loco with a lot of overhang.


Is it an RDC-1 or -3? ..... oops, you said RDC-1


Email me with your email address if you want the manual, but it's not much.


rdc1 page:
https://elmassian.com/index.php/lar...-power-mods-aamp-tips/aristo-motive-power/rdc


rdc3 page:
https://elmassian.com/index.php/lar...ower-mods-aamp-tips/aristo-motive-power/rdc-3


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I just received an Aristo-Craft RS-3 (New York Central). I need a new switch cover, three handrail stanchions and short hood handrail for the fireman's side. Does anybody where I can these either new or repro? Any lead would be very much appreciated.
 
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