Upgrade track cleaning Cabooses
Submitted: 07/04/18 ? By: John Eilers Location: Inventory Category: Rolling Stock
Assigned: ? To: Unassigned Priority: Medium ETA:
Skills Taught: Modelling
Detailed Description (What):
Replace plastic wheels with metal (Intermountain 33″) wheels
Remove truck mounted couplers and replace with body mount Kadee
add weight to cars
These cars were pressed into service without a full setup.
Plastic wheels actually increases the likelihood of oxidized gunk on the rails and body mount Kadees aren’t at the right height and have been shown to cause derails especially in backup moves. Cars are also quite light. With these upgrades, the cars will track better and be easier to pull in consist
Also an opportunity to replace cleaning pads.
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