Freight platform assembly

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florint
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Freight platform assembly

Postby florint » Fri Dec 04, 2020 5:18 am

Hi there!

I'm trying to build the freight car and I printed the chassis. I want to print the bogey and the couplers but it's not clear how many I need and how they come together. This is the project: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2152351
The pictures on the page are not very clear. Can you please give me more details for the bogies and how the thing is assembled?

Thanks!

Florin

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Re: Freight platform assembly

Postby admin » Fri Dec 04, 2020 5:34 pm

Here is a picture of the underside of the freight car, I think that should answer your question.
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florint
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Re: Freight platform assembly

Postby florint » Fri Dec 04, 2020 6:30 pm

Wonderful! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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Re: Freight platform assembly

Postby florint » Sun Dec 06, 2020 1:16 am

Follow up question about the coupler: I printed "coupler_v2.stl" (which is shown in your picture above) but I don't know what to do with "coupler_body" and "coupler_arm". Where do they go and how to you connect the freight car to the engine (I printed the EMD GP38)?

Thanks!

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Re: Freight platform assembly

Postby admin » Sun Dec 06, 2020 1:29 am

hi, thanks for pointing that out! those were an early prototype of a coupler I ended up not using. I've removed those STL's now. You can try it if you want to, but personally I found the V2 working better. It's still not a perfect coupler and there is a lot of room for improvement, but it's at least sturdy.


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