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BiLevel Truck Pair 3d printed

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BiLevel Truck Pair 3d printed
BiLevel Truck Pair 3d printed

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BiLevel Truck Pair

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3D printed in matte translucent plastic that showcases incredibly fine and intricate details.
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Product Description
The N scale Athearn Bombardier BiLevel commuter car is a very nice looking model, however the inside bearing trucks as designed cause a lot of rolling resistance. This means that longer trains such as those typical of transit authorities such as GO Transit, with up to 12 cars pulled by a single locomotive, are not practically possible in miniature. 

These replacement trucks, which are a more accurate representation of the orginial DOFASCO truck design, address the issue of rolling resistance by incorporating brass bushings. The bushings can be purchased seperately at___. Separate body mounted couplers will also be required, using Micro Trains 1015 couplers. The original Athearn wheelsets are retained for the conversion, however the rest of the original truck and coupler is discarded.

A jig is supplied to assist with the conversion. Use the inside of the jig arms as a go/nogo gauge for the axle tube length. Trim the plastic tube from the orginial wheelset to fit between the arms. Next place a bushing on each stub axle, and re assemble with the axle tube. use the outside of the jig arms to determine the wheelset back to back distance. Finally, with the carbody floor removed from the shell, use the drill hole side of the jig to accurately drill the coupler mounting hole. 

Due to the nature of 3D printing tolerances, ensure that the truck frame bushing seats are atleast 3mm in diameter (Ream the bushing seat of the frame to 3mm if it is printed undersized). Clean and paint the truck frame prior to assembly. Carefully press and snap the modified wheelsets back into the truck frame. 

FXD is great for printing intricate detail, however is quite brittle. Handle the trucks with care; the brake detailing is particularly fragile. these new trucks should allow for safe operation on curves as low as 13" radius. 
What's in the box:
BiLevel Truck Pair
4.52 x 3.11 x 0.51 cm
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1.78 x 1.23 x 0.2 inches
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