Athearn Challenger tender shell removal

Discussion in 'N Scale' started by Bigboy4884, Apr 8, 2010.

  1. Bigboy4884

    Bigboy4884 New Member

    How does one get the shell off of the Athearn Challenger tender? I have removed the coal load to expose one screw there (not sure if it matters), I have removed the two at the rear underside and taken the back end off, but still no movement. Not wanting to apply brute force to a several hundred dollar locomotive, I thought someone might have already figured this out. Any help GREATLY appreciated.

    BigBoy4884 :tb-hissyfit:
  2. Mark Watson

    Mark Watson TrainBoard Member

    If I remember correctly, I believe there is a hidden screw somewhere. If you still have the manual it came with, there is an exploded diagram included. A study of that may reveal the proper procedure. :)

    BTW, welcome to TrainBoard! :D
  3. kverdon

    kverdon TrainBoard Member

    Did you ever find out the final piece of the puzzle? I'm stuck at the same place.


  4. Delamaize

    Delamaize TrainBoard Member

    their is a special tool for finding those pesky hidden screws.

    it is even safety orange!!!
  5. Mark Watson

    Mark Watson TrainBoard Member

    NOOOO! :eek: :eek: :p

    The online manual with exploded diagrams can be found here.

    It looks like there is a screw under the rear most bunker hatch and under the coal load or the level gauge for the oil version.
  6. chinapig

    chinapig TrainBoard Member

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