Does anyone know the dimensions of the screw they use to attach it to the frame. My wheelset fell off my tank car.
David - Although I do not know the exact size of the screw you are inquiring about, I did lose the same kind of screw off one of an Atlas O pulpwood cars. I took the screw from the other set of trucks to a local hardware store ( one of the old fashioned kind ... not the big box chain kind ) and they gave me an exact match. I came home screwed on the set of trucks and the car has been running great ever since.
there's at least 2 different kinds for atlas cars....the 25k tank cars use a fine thread machine screw,while most of the others use a course thread self tapping screw...its best to do what trumptrain suggested.
Drag your track slowly with a strong magnet. You will be surprised what turns up. Nick
Wouldn’t it be simpler and more reliable to ask AtlasO service? One of the screws on my Pennsy quad hopper broke apart. I’m going to check with them tomorrow. Or am I naive in thinking that they’ll have the answer?
The fine thread screw is a 2.5mm by 8 mm.