Kadee Conversion - 3d printed pilots for MTH ES44AC

Back in town now, here are some pics of the fit check. I haven't cleaned the parts or anything yet, so they still have some of the waxy finish on them.

Front:

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Rear:

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Clearance to the truck is close, but works:

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View from the underside on the body shell:

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And with the coupler mount:

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Eric

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David Minarik posted:

Eric,

Just a side note:  You can easily remove the old coupler mounting boss on the premier 2/3 rail truck by unbolting them.  I only learned this after cutting MANY off. LOL

Thank you for doing this!  I cannot wait to get my hands on a set!

Dave

Mine were definitely part of the main casting, it turns out, and not removable:

Before:

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After removal:

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I really like the design of the 3/2 trucks, for the most part. I love that you can disassemble them almost completely for cleaning or maintenance (or for attacking with a hacksaw... )  Very serviceable. The only thing I dislike is the exposed gears on the side, which tend to pick up crud over time.

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