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    Default Exactrail Truck Spacers

    I need to add some spacers to a couple of my exactrail thrall gondolas. I'm getting axle rub against the coupler box. Instead of filing the box down I want to try to add an additional spacer or two. They are just thin metal washers that rest between the truck and the bolster. I am having difficulties sourcing them. I contacted exactrail last week but haven't received a reply. Does anyone know where I can get them?

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    I use the Delrin ones that come in every MicroTrains truck package. I think they may be available as a separate part.
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    I measure the MT ones at .020
    Sometimes that is too much.
    You could make most any thickness you want if you had the source and some hollow punches.
    If you could source metal (brass) in the thickness you require, that would be good to add a miniscule amount of weight at the bottom of the car.
    But I think the gain would be negligible but still a small plus.
    Cost vs. Gain?
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    How about just plain old for sale sign materials from the hardware store . Cut it with scissors and paint it black and your done

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