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Hi List Members,
It is exactly for this reason that I prefer brass
screws - they are relatively easy to cut to a custom length (much easier than
steel screws), but since they are metal they are stronger than plastic
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Sent: Friday, July 10, 2020 8:31 AM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Coupler Mounting
I use the Kadee
screws for cases (hoppers and flats) where the length of the screw causes it
and become visible - or if it interferes with something inside
the car, like a weight. I install it, and then cut it
off flush. If you're
snapping them, you're over tightening them. Use a tiny drop of Loctite if
about them coming out.
7/8/2020 1:12 PM, Benjamin Hom wrote:
Wayne Cohen wrote:
the distant past, I tried Kadee’s 2-56 Delrin screws to mount couplers.
Many of the heads snapped off in normal use and I quit using them.
Slot or Phillips head - same results."
Slot or Phillips is
irrelevant - why use plastic screws if electrical shorts are not an
issue? Use metal screws instead.