Having dipped my toe in the water with a couple of contributions to this news group, I'm after some help from the experts. I've purchased a couple of Minitrix locomotives off Ebay (Sir Nigel Gresley and Flying Scotsman) and between them they've shed a total of three traction tyres within 10 minutes of running them. In each case they basically disintegrated as soon as I tried to untangle them from the conn rood. FS is now left with just 1 and SNG is left with 2 on 1 side! Now for the help:-1) Should I leave the remainder on or should I remove them totally?
2) Are they needed anyway?3) Where do I source them from if I have to replace them?
4) How do I remove the conn rods to fit them?5) How many should I fit? i.e. all six driving wheels or just the front and back drivers?
Thanks in advance,