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    Question Please recommend source for MICRO SCREWS

    Hello everyone!
    My latest project is updating the trucks/couplers in this Minitrix model 3032 observation car.
    minitrix3032.jpg
    I was able to find Micro-Trains 1017-S kit that will fit the bill.
    1017-S.jpg
    Here's where I need some help.

    In order for the replacement trucks to be at the proper height and
    have the clearance to "swivel" as they should, I must use a small
    screw to fasten the trucks because the bolster pins are too short.

    Would someone be able to recommend an assortment kit they have experience with?
    Or perhaps a source that would sell small quantities if I'm able to come up with
    an accurate sizing.

    Thanks in advance for your help/suggestions.
    Dave
    CEO and Head Bottle Washer of the Whiterock Central Railroad Group, Inc.

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    Micro Fasteners. They go down to #00 size. They also offer assortment kits but not sure for the smaller sizes.

    https://www.microfasteners.com/

    Trimcraft. They go down to #1 size. They offer smaller quantities if needed so you don't have to buy 100 of each.

    https://www.trimcraftaviationrc.com/...te=common/home

    Both you have to dig around as there are so many types, finishes, etc. Both are very well known in the R/C world.

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    Amazon. I've gotten everything from 0-80 on up.

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    If you need about six of anything, the auction sites or Amazon are fine. On a per-screw basis they are absurdly expensive though if you add shipping.

    I've been ordering bigger batches from J. L. Morris online website for much better pricing.
    Randgust N scale kits web page at www.randgust.com

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