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 Posted: Thu Mar 21st, 2019 02:28 am
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Hi all,
and wandering through a dressmaking shop can be inspirational - beads and press studs for valve handles,
headed pins with differing size heads for everything from rivets to operating levers for brake valves/infernal combustion throttles etc,
various thickness threads for shunting ropes, soft beading wire for small pipes/handrails etc - you get the idea..




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I was delighted last night when a visiting friend gifted me another Bachmann ore car for my ore car train. 
BUT, I was not too happy to notice that Bachmann is now body-mounting the couplers. 
I am not sure how to make this car work on my tight curves. 
I think anyone else using HO cars on tight curves examine how the couplers are mounted.

Regards, Dave L.

A removal of the truck on the new car shows that Bachmann had totally changed the underframe casting. 
I will have to find trucks with couplers attached.


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Hi Dave,

Look under Kadee "Metal Fully Sprung Equalized Trucks With Whisker® Couplers" trucks at

https://www.kadee.com/htmbord/truck.htm

for relevant part #'s.




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 Posted: Fri Mar 22nd, 2019 02:08 am
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Thanks, John.

I'll eyeball a set at the next rain show.

Looks like #502 will work.

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Hi All,

Here is a photo showing the truck on the Bachmann ore car. 

You can see that the hole in the truck for the mounting screw is rather large,
and a replacement truck will need enough area to enlarge a mounting hole to fit over the Bachmann lug. 

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While I'm off my feet I am looking over projects waiting to be completed. 

Here I've converted some cheap ($1.00 train show finds) gons. into Gn15 rolling stock.
 
I've widened the bodies a smidgeon by adding strips along the bottoms,
and sourced some Bachmann On30 trucks to go on them. 

On these cars I'll body mount the couplers,
and see how they work on my twelve inch radius curves on the new Fish Head Glue layout. 

I've actually run Bachmann cars with body mounts OK on previous layouts. 

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Dave, another HO car you might consider is an iron ore car.
They are short so will go around tight curves.

Remove the molded on HO details and simplify the bracing,
and you have a credible Gn15 car.

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Larry, I actually have a stash of ore cars for that exact purpose.
I can't recall the brand.

I also have my string of Varney ore cars from the 1950s,
when I was just starting out in model trains.

There are so many possible conversions of HO to Gn15.
I'll post another photo of one I did.

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Here is a photo of an old-time tank car frame the Charles Co. uses to carry pipe or pilings.

Not much adapting was needed. 

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Dave,

Is that an old Roundhouse tank car? 

I think those are Fox trucks. 

Would like to get a couple of pairs of those.




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