Aristo Live Steam Mikado

Just a few notes on Aristo live steam.

Opening up the tender

To remove the shell:

  • 6 screws hold the shell from underneath, 4 corners and 2 mid long side.
  • 4 more screws up near the front truck from underneath (they go through a circuit board) if you don't remove these screws, the circuit board comes up with the shell, unplugging it from the chassis, and it really hare to put back together (tip from R.J.)

7.2 volts is the receiver, 6 batteries in series either nicad or nickel metal hydride.

 

Connector between loco and tender

The connector between the loco and the tender is fragile. Have not found a replacement yet, but be careful when pulling it apart, try not to put any stress on the wires. (R.J. found this out the hard way!)

 

Strange issue with no power

Basically several people have had the superheater tube come apart at one end of the boiler or another, also another person had a clog of rusty type goop in it

 

Gas filler issues

Here's a shot of the new adapter for gas, lets you use the foreign brands:  (don't know the part number yet, it was at the 2008 BTS).

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