Wheels, Weight, and Couplers

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by mcbane666, Sep 26, 2007.

  1. mcbane666

    mcbane666 Member

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    Ok first off, I'm wondering what wheels, trucks, and Couplers you use?
    Does Micro trains Sell a Complete set that you would recommend?

    And how much should an N scale Car weigh?
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    I am still looking for a weight answer, if anyone can help me out.
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    Ooooops, how did we miss this one????:oops: :oops:

    On weight, that's simple, N scale is .5 oz + 1.5 oz per inch of car length.

    Now as far as trucks and couplers, yes, MT makes all sorts of trucks and you can usually find them at your LHS or mail-order dealer for about $3.50 to $5.00 a set including couplers. Go to their web site to find what you need.
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    Thank you
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    This is correct information, as far as the NMRA recommenations. There is a school of thought that differs. Let me start by saying that my layout is not to the point where I can pass judgement on these ideas, so just take them for what they are.

    Here is a link:
    Hints and Techniques

    That's written from the HO perspective, but I think the relevant points are the same. The author really questions adding weight as a method to improve running, saying that it is really just covering up the real problem.

    Just food for thought.

    Jeff