Walthers double stack cars.

BC Rail King Aug 1, 2000

  1. BC Rail King

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    Well, mtaylor brought up something in his time burning post.

    He asked if I had trouble running the articulated set of walthers stack cars empty. My answer, Nope! I dunno, mtaylor, have you changed all the trucks to MTs? I did, thye run smooth, and have fairly good weight.

    I don't ussually run the things empty as I don't see them empty very often. I have also added weight to every container I have. So, I have had very few problems.

    Happy Railroading!!

    Dane N. [​IMG]

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  2. Colonel

    Colonel Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I have walthers husky stacks and have had no problems running them empty. The MDC husky stacks are another issue as they are not cast and are very light

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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Colonel:
    I have walthers husky stacks and have had no problems running them empty. The MDC husky stacks are another issue as they are not cast and are very light

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    I'd assume, Colonel, you are already using weights in your containers??

    If people aren't, I'd like to suggest Deluxe Innovations weights for Containers. I installed them last night. I am a very happy camper!

    Happy Railroading!!

    Dane N.



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  4. mtaylor

    mtaylor Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Hey all,
    Nope, I have not insalled MT trucks onto my double stack unit yet. I rebuilt my %$#*&! test oval with much larger radis turns and this seems to have helped the problem. At the rate I am going, it looks like the actual layout construction will not start until mid November. I am working on a new track plan now. And yes, I am planning on using a helix [​IMG]

    Are the deluxe weights needed?

    Thanks
    Matt
     
  5. Gats

    Gats Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Or use tyre (tire) weights - the stick-on variety. Just cut them to fit and place the weighted container on the bottom. Added bonus - the weights can be free [​IMG]

    I went one step future and screwed the container into the MDC Husky's well using a 00-90 screw and drilling through the dimple on the cross braces. Refer to my July/Aug 1997 N Scale article. if you don't have it, and are interested, email me.

    Gary.

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