ONLINE
STORE
"ASK THE BACH MAN"
FORUM
PARTS, SERVICE,
& INFORMATION
CATALOGS AND
BROCHURES

Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
November 23, 2017, 07:00:31 AM
Home Help Search Login Register
News: Please read the Forum Code of Conduct   >>Click Here <<
+  Bachmann Message Board
|-+  Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q.s) - READ ONLY FORUM
| |-+  Williams by Bachmann
| | |-+  How do I adjust the coupler height on my freight car?
« previous next »
Pages: [1] Print
Author Topic: How do I adjust the coupler height on my freight car?  (Read 4150 times)
3rail
Administrator


View Profile
« on: May 01, 2009, 05:02:55 PM »

Due to the difference in some coupler heights from different manufacturers, here is a way to make minor adjustments to the coupler height on our freight car truck.

Step 1: Remove the truck from the freight car.   There is a C clip that mounts the truck to the frame of the freight car.

Step 2 Remove the small Phillips head screw near the coupler a shown below. This will allow you to separate the coupler from the truck.





Step 3 Remove the wheelset closest to the coupler.  Slightly spread the sideframes to do this.

Step 4 At the point shown on the photo below make a slight bend, downward to lower the coupler, or upward to raise coupler. Only bend a little a time, it does not take much to change the height.


Reverse the steps to reassemble.


Logged
Pages: [1] Print 
« previous next »
Jump to:  
Powered by SMF | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!