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I've lost enough springs around here to be walking on them, but have only come across two out of many.
I see you do Pan Am Railways - Do you by chance do anything with Maine Central?
I am in Gardiner, Maine.
I find those springs to be a real pain to put back on with my not so steady hands and eyesight that's not the best (for close up) even with a magnifying glass and light.
I bought the MicroM spring tool & I lost as many with it as I do my MicroM tweezers.
Just Me maybe...
Some of my older Athearn RTR are the Genesis line that included the coupler pockets as part of the frame under the car.....those & my Walther's Budd cars are ones I am having to shim more.
I have a small bag of nylon washers I collected long ago, they are thicker and work...
YES, out of he 10 I just bought - four springs were out of the #148 already.
And now with a bulk pack of 50 on the way - these better not be full of loose springs - like I have seen before in bulk packs of #148's while my LHS still had bulk packs of #5's.
Since KD no longer carries or list...
THANKS GUY's for that info.....
My LHS uses Walther's, Horizon & Hobbytyme among others as his distrubutors.
Glad to know that #5's are a mainstay.....
I don't know who he was ordering from at the time.
I know the #148's cost more than I expected.
John - RunningTrains...
I typically run 40 car or more trains, and have six to eight running at one time on my two room layout and all are doubleheaded or more.
I had just finished putting the last of the #5's on my fleet.....
When I installed the #148's on my older set of Walther's Budd cars I had...
Yesterday I went to my LHS and ordered 50 pairs of Kadee #5's, they called in the order to their distributor - KD #5's are discontinued - I ordered a bulk pack of 50 #148's and bought a few packs of the #148 pairs they had.
I have seen no official announcement from Kadee - you can Google it -...
Replaced by their #148 Whisker type.
Stock up on the #5 while you can.
The Whisker type has a thinner shank and is made from hardened metal, they snap off real easy.
The only advantage I see is we dont have to add the spring box, since the Whisker is self centering.
MTH CV Reset
Reset CV55 = 55.
Happy Running. :)
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