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information page for modifying LifeLike HO Scale SD7 trucks for better tracking over less than perfect track
LifeLike SD7 truck fix
For those that have the new SD7's and have trouble with derailments due to the lack of side to side play (roll) here's a quick fix.
Note that this allows the rear truck to remain stiff while the front rolls. This allows enough flexibility for the truck to track over minor irregularities on the rail. No soldering or major effort is needed. Overall this will take the average modeler 15-30 minutes to accomplish. I did this for a customer today and we were then able to run derail free over what had been "impassable" track.
Regards, Dave Henk,
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