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Re: Pro-Z container cars set arrived

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  • Jeff BAZ-man
    Garth, LINK ! Need a link to see them !! Jeff SF Bay Area Z ... free ... right ... just ... the ... aligned ... is ... couplers ... body ... over. ... as ...
    Message 1 of 3 , Jan 3, 2009
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      LINK ! Need a link to see them !!

      SF Bay Area Z

      --- In z_scale@yahoogroups.com, Garth Hamilton <garthah@...> wrote:
      > Greetings all
      > Well are these ever nice. The container flats are metal castings
      > very fine in detail with added plastic detail and with very nice
      > rolling trucks with metal wheels and fine flanges that are the
      > size and run through the Micro Trains switches like a hot knife
      > through butter. The cars come with rapido couplers and they work
      > fine. If you want MTL couplers the 905's can be body mounted and
      > works fine also. The truck sits far enough back in the frame that
      > there is no interference between the wheels and the coupler. To fit
      > the 905 required a bit of filling of the metal chassis to open the
      > existing notch for the coupler to sit in and then drilling a taping
      > for the 00-90 screw. If you want to be sure the coupler stays
      > I would put a drop of ACC at the back of the coupler bos where it
      > meets the frame as a back stop or anti rotation device. The EF-65
      > the same one as was shipped with the Passenger sets but in a
      > different colour scheme, so it is easy to convert to MTL 905
      > as well. Very smooth running right out of the box. The container
      > flats are filled with 5 x 24 foot containers so will hold 2 x 53 ft
      > or any combination of North American containers as well and the
      > has metal tabs the stick up that the container shells just fit
      > The cars are filled with 5 containers in two colour schemes for JR
      > freight. The trucks are held in place with screws and the boss for
      > the screw sits high enough so that the truck is still free to move
      > and rock when the screw is down tight. These cars are much freer
      > rolling than anything from Micro Trains that I have so far. I had
      > this engine pulling 12 container flats and 12 MTL cars without any
      > stalling or erratic operation so was well pleased with it. That is
      > just short of 8 feet of train which on my layout is about as long
      > you want and still look good. They look even better behind my
      > (like a GG1).
      > My web site www.nn3.ca in the Z-scale section has pictures of how
      > put MTL 905's on the EF65 and will have information of mounting
      > on the container flats with a few days.
      > cheers
      > Garth
    • Garth Hamilton
      Message 2 of 3 , Jan 4, 2009
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        At 08:52 AM 1/4/2009, you wrote:
        >2a. Re: Pro-Z container cars set arrived
        > Posted by: "Jeff BAZ-man" sjbazman49@... sj_baz_man
        > Date: Sat Jan 3, 2009 11:03 am ((PST))
        >LINK ! Need a link to see them !!
        >SF Bay Area Z
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