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Am looking for any posted or available references on an Aurora (Canadian)
Minitrix train.  I would like to take apart and service before trying to run.

I could forward some photos,  Model No's.  

Could you help point me to instructions to dissasemble and service?


Sorry for the delay in answering your query, but I was outside clearing up some branches from hurricane Sandy.  I have several Minitrix assembly diagrams from a 1971 catalog of theirs.  Other than for purposes of nostalgia, why do you want a 1960's loco at all?  They were so crudely made by today's standards and ran so poorly, even when new.  As far as servicing goes, you may not have to disassemble anything.  Some very light oil on the truck gears and some compatible grease on the worm gears may be all that is needed.  The electrical pickups may also need some cleaning if they are still wired to the motor.  If you want, you e-mail me ( info you have on your model and if I can help, I'll e-mail you back what I have.  

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Larry Weinberg


I can answer many questions regarding N scale model railroading in general as well as questions about the NY Central System, especially questions about the N scale models of their passenger and freight cars.


I have been a model railroader since 1949 and have been an N scale modeler since 1971. I have an extensive N scale collection as well as an extensive model and prototype library to consult.

I am a member of about two dozen online forums covering N scale model railroading and the New York Central System. I am a member of the Northern Westchester Model Railroad Club.

College graduate/Retired.

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