N scale truck mounting

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by COX 47, Jan 18, 2005.

  1. COX 47

    COX 47 Member

    How can I put Trucks on N scale cars . Ihave some Model Power I'd like to use screws like HO Athearn. What do you use to fill thehole,Self tapping screws? What size and where would I locate them? Anybody Who has done this give me any help? Thanks Cox 47
  2. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    I first try to use the plastic plug that holds the truck to the car. When that doesn't work, I have an assortment of small sheet metal screws. Sometimes I use a drill bit as a reamer to open the hole to fit the screw or an oversized plug.

    I'm sure there is someone here that has a better idea than that. ;) ;)
  3. Bikerdad

    Bikerdad Member

    Generally, you can drill and tap for a #2-56 flathead or ovalhead screw. Using a flat or oval head screw will automatically center the truck. While you may use self-tapping screws, that presents potential for being off-center. Use a tiny dab of blue threadloc to keep the screw from loosening, and you're all set. (just a tiny dab, so you can remove the screw when you want to...)

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