STX-377 E-Unit Anvil - If you're like most of us that perform repairs on toy trains, you need to perform some tasks quickly without a lot of wasted effort. We all have our own makeshift tools to get a job done, but sometimes a neat tool comes along that makes the entire process a lot easier.
The STX-377 E-Unit Anvil is just such a tool. There are other anvils on the market and most actually qualify as the ultimate Rube Goldberg approach to repairing the contact plates on E-Units. Some even qualify as outright monstrosities.
Once you have the top of the E-Unit apart and have removed the old contact components, insert the 100-52 eyelet from behind the metal housing, slip the contact plate into place and then add the spring washer. Slide the entire housing into the anvil (see the picture above) and then clinch the eyelet in your press. In a matter of minutes, your done - no fumbling with parts and no crooked eyelets.