Re: Question re: upcoming Rapido USRA DS box


gary laakso
 

Did the reduction in height lower the couplers?  If so, how did you adjust the couplers?

 

Gary Laakso

Northwest of Mike Brock

 

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Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Question re: upcoming Rapido USRA DS box

 

One thing about these Rapido cars that could be corrected is the incorrect ride height.  They ride high on the trucks.  This was the same problem with the NP cars.  I had to make a jig and sand down the excess bolster material to bring down the car to ride at the right height. 

A possible solution:  Make the cars with the correct bolster ride height and add a fitted washer to deliver the cars.  The toy train types will be happy and more discerning modelers can remove the washer to bring down the car to the right height. 

Colin Meikle

A video from the Pacific Great Eastern of a GN USRA being righted after a wreck.  From the mid-fifties.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdtnVk2M3YU&t=2s

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