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Passenger Car trucks: A prototype modeling quest

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Passenger Car trucks: A prototype modeling quest
Posted by BMMECNYC on Sunday, June 10, 2018 10:21 AM

Im looking for a 4 wheel passenger truck with roller bearings.  

It is similar to the Pullman 8' truck here: 

https://www.walthers.com/pullman-standard-8-wheelbase-heavyweight-4-wheel-trucks-black-1-pair

But with two main differences.  The truck I am looking for is a roller bearing truck, with similar spring placement.  The bar that drops down below the springs (what is that called) is on the outside of the truck vice the inside as shown on the linked truck.  Other than that, these trucks look very similar.  There were not any snubbers on the sideframes or generators.

For reference, these trucks were found on ten 68 seat coaches built for the Boston and Maine and Maine Central railroad joint order in 1931.  They are heavyweight steel coaches produced by Osgood Bradley (they are not the lightweights commonly associated with Osgood Bradley).

My apologies if this is a repeat post of my own, I couldnt find it in my history.

Edit:

A description of the car can be found here:

http://www.faracresfarm.com/jbvb/rr/bmrr/passenger.html#DeLuxe

 

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Posted by 7j43k on Sunday, June 10, 2018 10:36 AM

If you go here:

 

https://groups.io/g/PassengerCarList

 

and go to Files, there is a folder called trklist.  It is an extensive list of HO passenger car trucks.

 

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Posted by BMMECNYC on Sunday, June 10, 2018 10:42 AM

7j43k

If you go here:

 

https://groups.io/g/PassengerCarList

 

and go to Files, there is a folder called trklist.  It is an extensive list of HO passenger car trucks.

 

Ed

 

Thank you Ed,

It looks like I have to wait for approval before the files section becomes visible.

 

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Posted by ATLANTIC CENTRAL on Sunday, June 10, 2018 11:13 AM

    

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Posted by BMMECNYC on Sunday, June 10, 2018 11:20 AM

Thank you Sheldon,

The trucks im looking for are similar to #163, except they have roller bearings

 

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Posted by ATLANTIC CENTRAL on Sunday, June 10, 2018 12:22 PM

BMMECNYC

Thank you Sheldon,

The trucks im looking for are similar to #163, except they have roller bearings

 

 

In that case you could just remove the brake cylinders from #162, on most any other GSC roller bearing version.

Sheldon

    

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Posted by 7j43k on Sunday, June 10, 2018 1:12 PM
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Posted by BMMECNYC on Sunday, June 10, 2018 2:44 PM

ATLANTIC CENTRAL

 

 
BMMECNYC

Thank you Sheldon,

The trucks im looking for are similar to #163, except they have roller bearings

 

 

 

 

In that case you could just remove the brake cylinders from #162, on most any other GSC roller bearing version.

Sheldon

 

The photo looks almost exactly like 199, except Im almost certain they are at least a foot longer than the tender trucks.

Trimming the brake detail off is a good suggestion. 

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