Good morning all!
I wanted to share with you something that bothered me, and that's the Lionel high-water F units. When coupled to my Atlas F2, it is readably noticeable that the F3 B unit is higher "in the saddle".
I took the B unit apart and noticed that the frame is actually mounted to the underside of a disc at which sit atop the truck kingpins.
So with that said, I tried a super easy way to do it!
Here are the steps:
- Remove shell
- With frame sitting on a flat surface, remove the two black M3 screws that sit upon the kingpin disc, and rotate it to the side.
- Drop a washer that's approximately the thickness that you want the shell to be lowered (I used a ~0.045" thick M3 lock washer)
- Rotate the disc back into place and replace the screws. (I used new, longer M3 stainless screws to be sure they seat well)
- Reattach shell!
Here's the steps in pictures...
some miscellaneous photos:
Should you have any questions, please let me know!