How do I convert a Model train locomotive to a dummy unit?

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i have a HO scale locomotive and the engine wont work. I want to convert it to a dummy. It is a steam engine. I removed the engine, but its wheels don’t turn like a dummy units, and my working engines can pull it. so how do i do it, the CORRECT way?

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Answer by Steven D
More than likely the side rods are out of synchronization. When you removed the motor did you take off the wheels? Once the side rods are out of sync you might as well set it off to the side as a static unit. I had to do that and wound soldering the drivers to an isolated section of track.

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