WTB - trucks

Hello there....am looking to buy some trucks (wheel sets?) and couplers
for AHM style train cars from the 70's, any help will be
appreciated.....thanks, Mike
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Mike Kasiorek
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=>Hello there....am looking to buy some trucks (wheel sets?) and couplers =>for AHM style train cars from the 70's, any help will be =>appreciated.....thanks, Mike
Why? They're bloody awful. I've thrown all of mine away - no sense cluttering the scrap box withy unusable junk.
Plug the bolster hole with a bit of plastic sprue, file flat, drill for a screw, and install real trucks. Trash those "horn-hook" couplers, too - they look bad, and are just barely functional. Mount KD-5 or equivalent couplers on the body. AHM cars were built with correct bolster heights, so a KD-5 with box isntalls at the correct height.
Most of the AHM cars have decent bodies. The boxcars PS-1 style were made by Roco and are very nicely done. Well worth reusing. Just not with those terrible trucks/wheels.
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Wolf Kirchmeir

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