Wheels, Weight, and Couplers

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

  1. mcbane666

    mcbane666 Member

    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?
  2. mcbane666

    mcbane666 Member

    I am still looking for a weight answer, if anyone can help me out.
  3. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    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.
  4. mcbane666

    mcbane666 Member

    Thank you
  5. baldwinjl

    baldwinjl Member

    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.


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