Good evening ..... Well i finally got around to installing Kadees on my two new, steel sided refers by MTH. The coupler change went well, after the first coupler was installed. While I had the trucks apart, I thought I would see if I could change wheel sets to Weaver Delrin wheels (I like delrin plastic wheels). The problem is the Weaver axle is thicker. But guess what they fit right in the MTH truck. I wanted to see how much improvement, I made or maybe its not with it. I wanted to see the difference in sound level and rolling resistance. so before I changed the other car I did a rolling test down a 2.2% grade.
The Milwaukee has MTH trucks with Weaver axles and Delrin wheels Missing the MTH coupler.
The Burlington Route is stock with MTH trucks no changes
I did not lubricate either car
The third video is a 2 rail scale tank car, intermountain I think. I don't know if its needle point axles or flat, but they sure are machined nicer. Metal wheels well machined !!
Joe......I had to close the bridge for this one