Bachmann box cars

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by mrspock, Aug 9, 2005.

  1. mrspock

    mrspock New Member

    I have to Bachmann cars one is a stock car the other is a 40' box car.The problem is they quiver while rolling it starts at about a scale ten mph and gets worse with more speed.How do i cure this problem?
  2. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    Welcome to The Gauge :thumb:

    There's some things to do;

    1. If the trucks are mounted with screws, tighten one set up 'til it can spin left and right freely---but not swivel. Then tighten the other one enough to do both, spin and swivel. This gives you a three point suspension that will help.

    2. Change out the wheelsets to Kadees, Intermountain, Atlas or Proto 2000 metal wheelsets. Much closer tolerances are used to make them roll with no wobble.

    3. Add weight, 1/2 oz. plus a 1/2 oz. for every inch of length. A standard boxcar should weigh about 3-4 oz.

    Hope that helps :wave:
  3. mrspock

    mrspock New Member

    thanks i bought one off ebay and it has p2k wheels and kadee couplers but it does have alot of slack in the trucks.I will try to tighten the trucks thanks again.
  4. mrspock

    mrspock New Member

    I had to file the boss down a little to get the truck to tighten but it helped.The quiver is barley noticable at 50 mph thanks again.

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