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Body Mounting Tank Cars
« on: March 08, 2016, 02:43:47 PM »
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While perusing the vast expanse of youtube, I came across videos from Trainworx on using there body mounted couplers on Atlas tank cars and other rolling stock.

Pretty interesting,, at least I though so.

On the Channel he also demostrates other rolling stock also,,like the ConCor funnel flows,, Atlas ACF 2 bay,, and various others.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1_9qKAwxGQcUmm3HeTCjMg

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Re: Body Mounting Tank Cars
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2016, 02:54:58 PM »
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Nice! I have a bunch of the MDC 50' tank cars that need upgrading. I didn't know these conversions worked for them. Thank for posting about it.

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« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2016, 03:03:07 PM »
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wowzers.  talk about effective marketing!
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« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2016, 03:17:21 PM »
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Did anyone else wonder if using that razor blade had something to with all of the bandages on the demonstrator fingers ?

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« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2016, 04:19:03 PM »
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The thread's subject line, "Body Mounting Tank Cars" had me scratching my head....  :?

Attaching carcasses to a real tank cars?  New type of jewelry for model railroaders?  :D

Duh! No!  It is all about N scale couplers!  8)
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Re: Body Mounting Tank Cars
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2016, 04:31:24 PM »
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Working with a blade like that is rough on the fingers. When he was cutting out the notch, I was hoping it he didn't get cut.


Did anyone else wonder if using that razor blade had something to with all of the bandages on the demonstrator fingers ?

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Re: Body Mounting Tank Cars
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2016, 06:40:52 PM »
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Thanks for posting that Wyatt! Now all I need is to figure out how to use these on Intermountain 4750's and I will be 99.9% body mounted! I have seen these several times and never thought outside the box for other applications I could really begin to like this approach, although having the screw thread in from the top makes me hope for the best, cuz adjusting it later probably not going to happen!
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Re: Body Mounting Tank Cars
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2016, 07:20:55 PM »
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The band aids were protecting his finger nails.If you notice the pads on them were over his nails not on the meat side.

I saved all the N scale videos.I do believe Trainworx is gonna get some of my retirement income afterall.  :D
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Re: Body Mounting Tank Cars
« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2016, 07:59:33 PM »
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Great find, Wyatt, you just helped sell some Trainworx conversions!
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Re: Body Mounting Tank Cars
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2016, 10:48:29 PM »
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Great find, Wyatt, you just helped sell some Trainworx conversions!

Indeed! I must have been asleep when Trainworx announced these. Thanks for sharing, Wyatt!  8)

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Re: Body Mounting Tank Cars
« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2016, 12:09:39 AM »
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So for an MDC/Athearn tank car all I need to do is:
1. Remove walkways and ladders.
2. Install Gold Medal Models etched parts.
3. Install Trainworx body mount coupler adapters.
4. Replace trucks with 100T roller bearing versions or replace wheelsets with FVM parts.
5. Install new air brake equipment from Cal-Scale (or Intermountain parts as I do).
6. Install wire handrails, air hoses and brake lines.
7. Touch up the paint on the 90% of the model you just rebuilt.

Yeeeah.... we really need a quality acid/sulfur tank.

Acid tank, 19K corn syrup tank and a PD5125... really I promise I will stop complaining.
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Re: Body Mounting Tank Cars
« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2016, 12:13:16 AM »
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Yeeeah.... we really need a quality acid/sulfur tank.

I with you on that!

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Re: Body Mounting Tank Cars
« Reply #12 on: March 09, 2016, 01:47:42 AM »
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Did anyone else wonder if using that razor blade had something to with all of the bandages on the demonstrator fingers ?

That was the one for bloody mounted couplers.  You want the "body mounted" one. 8)
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Re: Body Mounting Tank Cars
« Reply #13 on: March 09, 2016, 01:55:31 AM »
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Daniel:  If you're going to that much trouble you might as well lower the car.  File the bolsters flush with the center sill, install low-bolster trucks, and build your own body mount coupler.  If you use Accumate or McHenry couplers the box is a simple rectangular tube with a pivot, and it glues very solidly to the plastic car.
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Re: Body Mounting Tank Cars
« Reply #14 on: March 09, 2016, 09:05:50 AM »
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The only issue I see with most if not all of the tank car conversions is that the end-result models are riding high. In one Atlas conversion, washers are added to raise the car height even further. Since the couplers are MTL #2015 clones, the coupler pockets should be able to accept the #2004 offset shank.  If so, then these would be more viable solutions in my mind. I've been experimenting with ways to lower the Atlas 11k gallon model for example, not raise it further.

One other note — the FVM and Trainworx trucks have MTL-style bolsters, because the models when originally released were designed to use MTL trucks.  The FVM/TWX models compensate for the offset bolster hole properly. But the FVM/TWX trucks would position any other model exactly as MTL trucks would. So swapping in MTL-bolster-height-style trucks with an offset bolster hole also is an issue, when the coupler pocket can be snipped from the standard Atlas trucks and FVM wheels swapped in.
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