Because of the skirting on these models using the correct sideframe (CS261) will not work. The compromise is to use the CS228 C50 frame. Since the car is skirted the fact that this is not the original truck is hidden. What follows are the experiences of Dick Ford in his successful attempt to power this fine model.
You can refer to or download truck installation drawing number one, and drawing number two for additional details of this installation.
Remove the brake springs, file the end beams to measure 0.295" top of beam to top of rail head, basically removing the mold marks.
The following is a photo sequence of how to mount a Q-Car trailer truck to the center skirted truck. For a larger picture you can click on each photo.
Dick Ford's Followup Note:
22 February 2001
CS228 C50 Standard Trucks
Although mentioned in other parts of this web site, the following is repeated for anyone working on a St. Petersburg car.
When doing this work great care must be taken not to get plastic filings on the interior of the model. Brush any lose material from the floor before you do any test fitting. Static electricity will have that material sticking to the glazing, and you will not be happy trying to get it off. Vacuum the floor after each machining step.
One final caution, to reduce the chance of scratching the very fine paint work on these models we recommend you place the body on a clean soft rubber pad or clean linen cloth. We like working off a freshly laundered T Shirt.
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