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El Cheepo conversion of Scientific Toys cars from Single axle to double axle bogie


Start with your typical very inexpensive type car:



Remove the bogie, cut off the side frame:



If you have New Bright trucks, its a straight conversion, no mods needed




If you have other trucks a shim will be necessary, this is two .40 styrene pieces:

make sure the shim is wide enought to allow the level bumps on the chassis to rest on the shim otherwise the car will wobble.
FInal product, I used a brass retainer with the screw to hold the truck. I have link and pins so thats what shown. If you have couplers on your trucks they go right along with the truck OK.
 

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One more Quickie, I have another boxcar, but wanted something a little different

So I went from this, large way too big for narow gauge:

To this, some small diameter wheels I picked up down the line:

Overall looks much more like a narrow gauge boxcar.

Stock wheels dont fit Scientific trucks, they are too wide so thats why I usually replace them with trucks, but these wheels allow for a nice different look.
 

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I was just thinking, "that might work for a Narnian train."
 
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