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Small springs like the ones that put tension on tender
« on: November 28, 2018, 01:38:04 PM »
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Does anyone know where I might be able to get a few springs .the ones that go between the screw which holds the tender truck applying  tension ?
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Re: Small springs like the ones that put tension on tender
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2018, 06:46:09 PM »
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I use Kadee G scale #878 (they are long, just cut off a piece as long as you need), or Kato GS-4 pilot truck springs.

It really depends on the diameter, stiffness, and length you are looking for.  But those two cover a lot of cases.

Also, some Bachmann coupler box springs from old equipment work well.  I always save springs of every type from old model train stuff I come across, no matter what the scale.  You never know when one will be just right for a truck spring.