Need Some advice.

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by jflessne, Jul 5, 2006.

  1. jflessne

    jflessne Member

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    I have a unindentified brand of IC coil car that came to me in bad shape. I'm currently putting metal wheel sets and new Kadee couplers on it. I recieved the coil car with one truck detached and missing the pin that attaches it to the bottom of the frieght car. What are these pins called? Or should I replace it with a screw?

    Also does anyone know who made this model?

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  2. wickman

    wickman Member

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    I'm sure just the small screw into a tapped hole will work for the wheel sets to the body. I have no idea what kinda car it is .:wave:
  3. brakie

    brakie Active Member

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    First that looks like a old AHM coil car..This car was also release by IHC and maybe ITT.
    I would just use the pins since this car is no longer available.
  4. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    You can replace it with a screw, if it is the right size hole. If not, you can plug it with styrene rod and drill and tap for a screw. If you don't have any styrene rod, you can melt and stretch a piece of plastic sprue to make your own... :)

    Alternately, if you have any spare part from Accurail kits, you may find an extra pin in there. Don't know if it'll fit...

    Andrew
  5. jflessne

    jflessne Member

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    Ya know AHM was the first thing I thught of....the truck mounted couplers are similar to my passenger kits I'm upgrading.

  6. jflessne

    jflessne Member

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    I'll try to find a pin or a screw. I haven't gotten into scratch building items yet. As you can see from my signature I'm terrible with glue etc. :)
  7. railroader9731

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    well you save the railroad police the trouble. you better behavesign1