Thanks Garth. I will be in touch. I just broke a coupler on one of my MT boxcars so I have to replace that one with truck mount one.
Date: Wed, 1 Apr 2009 18:36:44 +0000
Subject: [Z_Scale] Re: Pulling power
The F7B is a heavy slug to pull around with anything other than an F7A. The wheels in the trucks do not roll well and I converted all mine to powered units very quickly for this reason. There have been a few notes about reworking the trucks to get a freer rolling dummy B unit but I am not sure where those notes exist today.
On the coupler work no problem. Contact me off line when you are ready.
There have been some GP35's that arrived with the screws on the trucks over tightened and they will barely move. You have several choices return it to your supplier, return it to MTL in Medford for a tune up, or send it to me and I will see what I can do to free it up. I have also had a few with the drive shaft bearings inserted incorrectly and they also barely move initially.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Matthew Parker <echo31a@...> wrote:
> As luck would have it Garth, I just purchased a CP F7 B, non powered. It's a heavy little sucker isn't it. I have it behind my CP GP35 which I acquired from a fellow z scaler and while the don't look all that great together because of the differences in colour scheme, and era, with a little immagination anything is possible. These are pulling my 5 CP cars on a 2 x 4 finnished layout which I also just acquired from the same z scaler. It does an adequate job, but slips a bit on one curve and I can't figure out why. I clean my track every day, but it still slips. The other GP35 SOO I got at the same time, barely pulls itself arount the same track, but put even one car behind it and forget it. It also sounds like it's going to fall apart at any time. It sits there and spins.
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