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Old 11-09-2019, 02:42 PM   #21
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A word about Accurail decal numbering sets

They include matching end numbers, which are very small, and which some say are a major p.i.t.a. to manage (even snipping them from the sheet can be a challenge).
I install them using a great deal of magnification.
You can chose to forgo them if they're beyond your patience level... not many will notice.
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Old 11-09-2019, 07:59 PM   #22
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I’ve never heard of a truck tune. Please excuse my ignorance but what do you need to do that? I have about 200 rail cars I will eventually swap to metal wheel sets but have never once heard of a truck tune please explain that in a little depth of what all is involved. Would be greatly appreciated
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Old 11-09-2019, 08:38 PM   #23
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I’ve never heard of a truck tune. Please excuse my ignorance but what do you need to do that? I have about 200 rail cars I will eventually swap to metal wheel sets but have never once heard of a truck tune please explain that in a little depth of what all is involved. Would be greatly appreciated
This might help to explain...
Pictures are worth a thousand words.
Basically, the tool removes burrs and irregularities in the journals, making a smooth bearing surface for axle-points to ride in.
https://www.micromark.com/HO-Truck-T...BoCkWMQAvD_BwE
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Old 11-12-2019, 05:52 PM   #24
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That seems simple enough. Thank you!
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