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How can I fix the pulley system on the Thomas and Friends Shipwreck rail set?

The pulley system has come apart. There is a spring and a string....not sure how to put it back together.

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    ANNEVA JOHNSON Jan 11, 2016

    Did you ever get this to work? Having the same problem

  • morgan ggrooms
    morgan ggrooms Jan 23, 2016

    Same issue! Did you find anything to help solve this.

  • gundlach
    gundlach Jan 28, 2016

    did you get yours fixed?

  • gundlach
    gundlach Jan 28, 2016

    I haved looked everywhere & cant find anything

  • Nick Weisenberger
    Nick Weisenberger Feb 15, 2016

    I had the same problem where the string came off the pulley. I couldn't find any instructions or diagrams of inside the mast but I think I figured it out myself. Check out this video to see how I believe the string and spring should be assembled. Hope that helps!



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find the parts list on the internet first off. You just look and see what make and or type, modle, etc reel it is or was lol. But when you see the diagram of the parts that are used to build that reel. You should see how each part goes togeather and usealy has arrows that show what order each part goes in if thee are moer than one part that connect togeather. Remember just look up what reel you have and search for that reel with diagram. Or just search for the parts for it and it may have a diagram just pop up for you.

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