Tagged With "screws"

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New Mth 4 wheel truck, sprung set.

Quarter Gauger 48 ·
What size and type of screw is used to mount to the bolster, or car body underside, a new MTH 4 wheel sprung truck. I bought a brand new set of trucks to mount on a car body I am building and no screws came with the set. Thanks for your help'..
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Re: Port screws for the AIU

RJR ·
A related question is where to get screws for MTH eqpt. MTH uses a variety of tiny metric screws, both machine and otherwise, which are not generally available in hardware stores and to order on line results in shipping costs that far outweigh the fastener costs. Any ideas?
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Trackahead ·
Rjr, I received a call back from MTH. The screws are $.25 per screw and $9.50 to ship (that is were I thought i had a bad connection). Anyway if I buy 10 the shipping is the same.
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gunrunnerjohn ·
Probably the same shipping for several hundred!
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RJR ·
A few hobby shops carry a limitrd variety of tiny metric screws. I suggest buying a screw gauge to determine diameter, and then going on line and order a broad selection. Shipping wouls probably be less than MTH's price.d what sizes are generally use I would ask GRJ &GGG what they do to keep in stock a selection of needed screw sizes, and what sizes are most used.
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ChooChoo Bob ·
Try Lowes they have an assortment of metric and standard screws in pull out draws. I really don't know if they have something that small but it is worth a try.
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RJR ·
Tried Lowes. Didn't find any that small.
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rtr12 ·
I know these are internet sources, but Micro Fasteners may have them and I don't remember their shipping costs being too outrageous a year or so ago? Another one would be McMaster Carr, don't know about their shipping rates? Also Ace hardware has some small screws. As for MTH and their $9.50 shipping minimum, Lionel has the same policy. I ordered some tiny springs for 25 or 50 cents each from them a while back, it was just like your screws, $9 or $10 for shipping, $1 or $2 for the parts.
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RJR ·
I had to go to Lowes this evening, so I checked. My Lowes has metric machine bolts down to M3, in 3 lengths. I think most MTH bolts are M2. rtr12: When you need small parts, another solution is to e-mail one of the techs, like GRJ or GGG, for their shipping might be less. I don't know what the webmaster's reaction would be to posting requests to buy parts. That could be a whole new forum, but then the techs would be trying to bid against each other and that probably wouldn't be healthy for them.
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GGG ·
If you have a Taylor Do It Center, they have a better selection and go down to much smaller dia. G
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Trackahead ·
Ok here is my problem with this, why cannot MTH take the 10 of these screws that i want to order, stick them in a regular envelope with with a USPS stamp on it? I am even willing to send them a self addressed envelope with a stamp on it. this is crazy that they do not even suggest this.
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Barry Broskowitz ·
The charge is for shipping and handling , like any other business. The people cost needs to be covered.
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RJR ·
Unfortunately, GGG, Taylor has not yet moved beyond Tidewater. Am I correct is assuming that most MTH machine bolts are M2? Maybe when MTH re-issues its promised master parts catalog it will contain screw & bolt sizes. I have also had problems finding the replacement screws that go into plastic, but I have never seen metric screws in hardware stores.
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G3750 ·
You might also try a computer repair store or Radio Shack. Other sources might be DigiKey. George
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gunrunnerjohn ·
Forget Radio Shack for metric hardware in those kind of sizes! McMaster Carr Metric Set Screws might have the answer.
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MRich ·
Try your local Hobby Town USA. They carry m1.5 to m4 screws.
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Barry Broskowitz ·
Robert, I've never heard of such a catalog ever having existed, let alone being "issued".
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rtr12 ·
Originally Posted by RJR: I had to go to Lowes this evening, so I checked. My Lowes has metric machine bolts down to M3, in 3 lengths. I think most MTH bolts are M2. rtr12: When you need small parts, another solution is to e-mail one of the techs, like GRJ or GGG, for their shipping might be less. I don't know what the webmaster's reaction would be to posting requests to buy parts. That could be a whole new forum, but then the techs would be trying to bid against each other and that probably...
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C W Burfle ·
I have a book of MTH explosion diagrams and parts, which was put out by MTH a number of years ago. I am on the road this week. I can check for a publication date when I get back.
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Barry Broskowitz ·
C.W., Please also check for completeness.
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gunrunnerjohn ·
I have the RailKing Parts Catalog, perhaps that's what he's referring to?
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C W Burfle ·
I wouldn't know what to check. I purchased it directly from MTH. I know it's similar to the one John posted. I'd guess it's the first edition.
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RJR ·
That's what I have, and a similar book for the Premier which bears the date 1999. Unfortunately, screw sizes aren't given, just the MTH part number. I suspect that most of the parts showsn other than electronics, are still used on similar locos made in this century. Not having a list of everything MTH had made by that time, I can't check for completeness. The R-K book is 14mm thick and bears a $5 price. The Premier book says $2. Thanks for the lead, MRich.
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gunrunnerjohn ·
I don't have the Premier book, I got cheated when I went to the ASC classes.
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RJR ·
http://www.digikey.com/product...screws-bolts/2097339
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rtr12 ·
DigiKey just might become my new source for screws as well!
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Pine Creek Railroad ·
Gentlemen, Gunrunnerjohn is right on the money as usual, McMaster-Carr should have them in stock, shipping should be reasonable with them. Good Lord I do believe I should purchase stock in that company, just because my O guage train needs. PCRR/Dave
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stan2004 ·
Has anyone actually identified the screw size/length/head for the AIU terminals as the OP requested?
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MTH replacement truck mounting screw

Joe K ·
I have a number of MTH trucks that I use to replace older & damaged trucks on my rail cars. I do not have any of the mounting screws for these trucks. does anyone know how to get the mounting screws, or what size screws (& length) are required. I have checked the MTH website and can find the trucks, but not the mounting screws. 30-89002 or 20-89003 MTH trucks require a mounting screw. thanks for any input or ideas on how to find a source of mounting screws.
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Re: Need a screw size for MTH tender shell (30-1144)

Gerry Burns ·
https://mthtrains.com/sites/de...loded/30st13806e.pdf
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Re: Need a screw size for MTH tender shell (30-1144)

Tracker John ·
Looks like a #6 screw. (3.5mm dia). #4 is 3mm, #8 is 4mm. The gauged screws have thread pitch different from metric, so don't try to use a metric screw as a replacement for a gauged screw.
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dennish ·
Gerry, Thanks a bunch man!!!!! That help alot! What website takes me to this? I am not familiar with MTH parts diagrams but this could be a Godsend! Thanks again, dennis
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Gerry Burns ·
Dennis, here is the link. It is mostly hit or miss. Put in the entire product number. https://mthtrains.com/parts
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Norton ·
Interesting nomenclature that MTH uses. 6-32 x 8mm. To most it should read 6-32 x .250" or 1/4". Fasterners are spec'd either english or metric but not a mix of both. MTH does use a mix of metric and english fasteners though so even made overseas its not all metric. The good news 6-32 nylon screws should be available at your local hardware store and if you can't find 1/4" screws, longer ones can be easily cut. Pete
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Re: screw size to hold down Lionel fastrack to table

carsntrains ·
I think its a #4 screw. Zap it into Youtube and they say in a number of videos. Jim
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Re: screw size to hold down Lionel fastrack to table

byrne2rad ·
Holes are too small in fastrack for #4. I think maybe # 1 flathead as I have 2 from a cabinet which slip in nicely only problem is neither Lowes or Home Depot have this size. Lionel customer service says they use #4 and "push it in" ! I told them it is too tight a fit and I do not want to crack the plastic base of Fastrack and I do not want to drill ALL THOSE HOLES in each Fastrack. Any thoughts? Dick Byrne
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Flyboy62 ·
I used #4 flat head. Works fine and does not damage the track at all. dick
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Former Member ·
Here is an older thread I read about to answer the same question. #4 screws work and I picked them up at local hardware store (ACE). Sometimes the hole in the track is a little snug, but I've never experienced it cracking the track. You don't need the screws on every piece, so if you find one where the hole is too small and you are worried, don't use screws on that piece and use a clip (see 2nd link). https://ogrforum.ogaugerr.com/t...ting-lionel-fastrack There is another thread on using...
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Re: screw size to hold down Lionel fastrack to table

SandJam ·
#4 flat Philips wood screw works perfect. I did a whole fastrack layout with them. The screw fits perfectly flush and is not too tight. Not sure where people are getting that from. It screws through the track nice and easy. Got mine at Lowes in 100 piece packs
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John H ·
#4 screws work fine, but are hard to find longer than 1". I even use #6 in a pinch and have no problems with cracking. I did get some 1 1/4" #4 at Fastenal, but had to order them.
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Moonman ·
#4 x 3/4" flat head Phillips sheet metal screw. Home stores or hardware store. If you want black oxide, you'll have to search. McMaster-Carr flat or oval They don't need a pilot hole and screw into anything. Of course, longer if you need it because of something under the track. #1 Phillips tip.
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Screw or gearbox dragging on center rail-- the proof

Ted S ·
Not sure what happened to the other post, but below I've referenced a couple of threads from the last year mentioning this problem on two different loco designs. One of the threads has photos: http://ogrforum.ogaugerr.com/t...71#42820927485912771 http://ogrforum.ogaugerr.com/t...05#42961695650136905 So the problem is NOT imaginary, or foundless bashing. If the wheels are worn down, slightly undersized relative to the design spec, or not pressed on straight the chassis might drag. Also, if...
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screw size to hold down Lionel fastrack to table

byrne2rad ·
What size screw to use and where can I buy?
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? simplest way to connect wires of operating accessories to one CW-80?

Garrett76 ·
Hi, what is the simplest way to connect multiple operating accessories in parallel to power from one CW-80? I will not be soldering anything. Crimping and/or tightening screws attached to terminal blocks is what I'm going for. I'm an amateur at electronics, some pictures of actual products would be very helpful. This is for a Christmas layout and I'd like to be modular so I can disconnect the items and reconnect next year. Thanks Garrett
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MTH Sinclair Gas Station LED Upgrades

Landon Eshbach ·
After 20 years of quality service, the HC Sinclair Gas Station received some much needed lighting upgrades. Purchased in 1998, this gas station has been a pinnacle piece to our still-growing layout. My grandfather always enjoys quizzing people who visit the trains if they can guess the make and model of the 57' Chevy Belair that has pulled in and out of the station since '98. Yesterday we hosted our first trainshow and while I was showing off the piece, it occurred to me that it was...
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Need a screw size for MTH tender shell (30-1144)

dennish ·
Hello! I have a need to isolate the die-cast shell of an MTH Railing Cab Forward (30-1144). In looking for nylon screws, I found it difficult to measure the size of the four original tender shell screws. I measured them to be 3.44 mm in diameter and 8 mm in length. I was unsure of the thread pitch size, however, I could not find anything other than M3.5 - 0.6 - 8 nylon screws. I will probably order the M3 and M4 size as well, just to be sure. Heck maybe they are not even metric in the first...
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Lionel 213 Center-lift Bridge - screws

ezmike ·
Does anyone know the size of the four (4) screws that anchor the center span to the towers when in the box? They are not listed in the parts list. Thanks in advance. Mike
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2 questions regarding lockons and screwing track down

Darth ·
Hi, I just joined and want to see what the rule of thumb is on 2 items. I have a "U" shaped layout (11X8X4) running 3 loops on 2 ZW transformers. The switches (14) between loops have Tin-Mans power taps to the center rail. What's the consensus on: how many linear feet between lockons? linear feet between track to plywood screws? thanks
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Detailed plans to take the shell off.

Christmas Bill ·
Hi as you may know I'm new to trains since last christmas. I want add leds to the green marker lights and fix the bell cradle. I started to un screw the exposed screws underneath, but the shell wont come off. Does anyone know where to point me in the right direction to un assemble this lionel blue tooth polar exspress train? I cant find anything on the net. Thanks Bill
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Port screws for the AIU

Trackahead ·
Hi Everyone,   I am trying to locate the part number for the little screws in the AIU in the accessory and switch ports. I seem to be missing 2 of them. I left a message with MTH parts but though I could get the ball rolling earlier. Thanks
 
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