benshell

Upgrading an AML K4

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Yes, great work!

She looks like she runs very smoothly. 2.5% grade is pretty tough so I wouldn't expect much out of a single engine, unless they all had ball bearing trucks.

You should try your Accucraft pass cars with her! They roll easy.

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Chuck   

That is great! So how fast can you tear it down and put back together?? All those tiny screws and bolts then touchup painting...but the end results are fabulous! 

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benshell   

Thanks guys!

 

Chuck, LOL. I know you have experience with this too. Teardown is a pain, and unfortunately I know the answer to your question. I was putting it back together last Monday and was on my very last step (frame to cab brackets) when they wouldn't fit because I put the weights on the sides of the motor on backwards! I think it was just past 10am, and I finished doing the compete teardown and reassembly again by noon. Now that I know exactly how to do it I'm surprised it wasn't faster but it is really a pain. I haven't done any paint touch up yet but it's not bad, not in visible areas anyway. I also left off the brakes for now. They seemed to rub if they get just slightly bumped, and no one is going to notice when it's running.

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