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con-cor N Scale Passenger Cars

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con-cor N Scale Passenger Cars
Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, December 20, 2001 8:54 PM
I just bought Con-cor's NYC 20th century Passenger car set. They look great but run poorly. Any suggestion on a set of good truck replacements would be appreciated. Thanks
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Posted by thirdrail1 on Friday, December 21, 2001 8:38 AM
Micro-Trains makes replacement trucks for these, part 1017 in black or 1017-S in silver. Better buy 'em quick though, they go from $5.50 a pair to $8.45 a pair on Jan. 1, 2002! You also change to the more prototypical M-T couplers at the same time.
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, December 26, 2001 1:14 PM
Frank:
Another thing that you can do is to replace the Con-Cor kingpin with the adapter from Micro-Trains and use their kingpin. You'll have to carefully file out the pin holes in the carbody with a file, usually about six turns, and test fit the adapter in the hole. The fit should be very snug to where you almost have to force the adapter in. Then take the file and file out the king pin hole in the truck frame so that the Micro-Trains pin will fit up the head and the truck will turn freely. While the newer Con-Cor wheelsets are much improved with smaller flanges, I don't know what is on your cars, you can replace these with NWSL 17468-4 wheelsets ($5.95).
I've done this on Con-Cor Superliners and have had no problems running.

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