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50ft flat car - N scale

by 3Drails Apr 22, 2018
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I don't recommend any particular brand of truck, as people seem to have their own preference. I do not have a pin design as they were designed to have the trucks screwed on, as did the original car on which I based the design

What trucks and pins do you recommend, do you have a pin design?

I use Micro-Trains Line Roller Bearing Trucks with short extension Magne-Matic RDA Coupler. The part number is 003 10 031 (1030-10) Walthers 489-310031. The truck pin hole must be opened with a 5\64th drill bit. you may have to cut or file a small flat on the coupler side of the mounting post of the design to give some clearance for the coupler box. It appears that this works for N Scale designs listed on thingiverse.

Thank you, that's much more helpful. Since posting my question I've experimented using these trucks: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/HP22N-12pcs-N-Scale-Model-Train-Bogie-Plastic-Wheels-Model-Building-Kit-Railway-Accessories/32948091985.html?spm=a2g0s.13010208.99999999.260.84d13c004xHnGw and a #2 3/8" countersunk screws with some good success.