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St Petersburg CSL Sedan Truck Installation

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St Petersburg Tram CSL Sedan Powering by Scott Ruffinen

"Tony Tieuli and I have put our heads together regarding the St. Petersburg Sedan and here is what we have come up with. One can CAREFULLY reduce the thickness of the car sides using a Dremel tool fitted with a 1/4" cylindrical steel cutter. The Dremel must be run at a slow speed to reduce chances of over heating and to avoid 'digging in." I managed to reduce the thickness to approximately 0.030" without much difficulty. [Q-Car] 27G trucks fitted with 26" wheels now have enough room to swing a 12-1/2" radius curve. This is sufficient for both my layout and the club layout at Roslindale, MA. Additional clearance can be picked up by narrowing the truck bolsters. I did not have to go to that extreme. Others may have to depending upon the minimum radius on their layouts.

I did all of this cutting with the car floor in place, sans trucks, of course. The intention was to use the floor as a cutting guide and that did work very well. A side benefit was that very little fluff gets inside the car. A few shots of compressed air takes care of what does manage to get in there." Scott Ruffinen




Tom Kilton Model. Photos and the depicted truck installation and captions are by the Q-Car Company.

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And from Ron Hastie. The captions in this section are by Ron Hastie.

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