Before anyone cringes about my "getting rid of" the brass trucks on my brass models, rest assured they are safely stashed in the original boxes. I guess I unknowingly am making it easier for those handling my estate.
Yep, I've re-trucked a few styrene models also, especially those with mounting "pins." I usually have to sleve those large holes with styrene tube stock, then drill and tap for 2-56 mounting screws.
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] on behalf of Tony Thompson [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Saturday, September 19, 2020 8:25 PM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] truck screws for brass models
Mont Switzer wrote:
I guess I did the same with my brass caboose fleet only I am probably a bit more "ham handed" in how I accomplished this.I would guess a solid majority of my brass freight cars have been re-trucked -- a few of my commercial styrene cars also . . . not mentioning names.
I drilled and threaded the truck mounting holes for 2-56 screws and added a washer if needed.As I mentioned, I have resorted to this on occasion too. Wish the brass importers cared more about us operators.