Changing Kato Side frames
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Sun Jun 27 16:19:32 EDT 2021
So to finish out this mini clinic, we will add new truck wires, the Kato wheel guides/pick up and the guides going into the truck.
First we want to hardwire the pick up wires. The standard on these is a slide on clip to the axle guide. The wires need to be ahead of the truck bolster.
I recommend marking the wire attachment and soldering on new wires:
The holes in the back of the Atlas side frame need a slight enlargement to accept the Kato axle guide.
The next two pictures show the Kato truck with the brake shoes. Since the Atlas side frame has the triple clasp detail we will remove these.
Next we want to test fit everything and then CA the electrical pickup strip with our new wire and the guides removed from a set of Kato side frames.
We hope to end up with a new looking truck like this:
Rural Hall, NC
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