Sean McGillicuddy said:
Above the pivoting/trailing truck is the floor of the coach correct... do you have anything between the truck and the floor?
What about a spacer ... to push the truck down/hold the coach up?
I was thinking about using a light spring between the rear truck and coach floor sort of like what bachmann uses on their 4-6-0 lead truck, but it swings so wide to make it around curves that it wouldn't work. My test track is a 5' diameter S curve and it needs to be able to handle that due to a pinch point on my RR of the long horseshoe tunnel built around 5' diameter curves.
I was able to pop the cap off the steam dome, boy those Germans have tight standards, and dropped a 3 ounce fishing weight into it but it wasn't near enough. I started piling weights on and it looks like 7 ounces will get the job done but where to stash it?
I'm thinking about getting a box of 50 caliber lead balls and putting those in a bag and stuffing as many into that dome as possible. The smoke box front has to come off but it is really tight and I fear damaging it if I pry too much.
This will be one heavy unit when it is done.