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 Posted: Mon Mar 7th, 2022 11:49 am
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Helmut
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A detailed description of the model

and its internal changes

can be found here




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 Posted: Mon Mar 7th, 2022 04:24 pm
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Helmut, Thanks !!

This answers all my questions.

:Salute: :Salute:

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 Posted: Tue Mar 8th, 2022 07:17 pm
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Just discovered the trucks with Rapido couplers I've been saving for my HOn30 cars,
extend way past the car underframes, and will separate the cars when coupled.

The Microtrain truck with a medium extended coupler (on the left car)
looks like the better choice. 

Regards, Dave L.  





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 Posted: Wed Mar 9th, 2022 05:06 pm
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As it turns out,
after forty years of putting Microtrains trucks on my N scale cars,
I have a good supply of suitable HOn30 trucks.

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 Posted: Wed Mar 9th, 2022 05:17 pm
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Spacing seems to be about right with these trucks.

I'm waiting for some small screws to arrive,
so I can mount them.

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 Posted: Wed Mar 9th, 2022 09:05 pm
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My tiny screws arrived today,
but I can't find my tiny drill bits.

I'll have to wait until new ones arrive.

:bang:

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With my new drill bits to pre-drill screw holes, and a few simple tools,
I finally got my first pair of trucks mounted.

With no depth perception and wobbly hands,
it was quite an adventure.

:us::us:

Regards, Dave L.


Update.

The couplers seem to be catching on the end sills.
I'll have to add Microtrains washers and do this all over again.





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 Posted: Sat Mar 12th, 2022 02:44 pm
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There is no issue with the trucks rubbing
on the new hopper cars from this supplier.

One small problem
is that there are no pilot holes on the truck bolsters,
so one must drill them for the mounting screws.

Regards, Dave L.  





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 Posted: Sat Mar 12th, 2022 02:50 pm
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Here is the link to this dealer's store.

Regards, Dave L.

https://www.ebay.com/str/jtstrainsandstuff?_trksid=p2047675.m3561.l2563


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 Posted: Sat Mar 12th, 2022 04:27 pm
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I solved the interference issue
by trimming away the lip on the end of the underframe
instead of adding the washer.

Here is my roaster of HOn30 cars.

I have two more pulpwood flats coming
and now need to think about a locomotive to pull these.

Regards, Dave L.  





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