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Athearn Rotary snowplow truck

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Athearn Rotary snowplow truck
Posted by Afdahl Flats on Monday, May 25, 2020 9:46 AM

Hello, does anyone know where I can get a front truck for an ho athearn rubber band drive Rotary snowplow? I have the wheels, just need the truck. Thanks!

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Posted by PC101 on Monday, May 25, 2020 10:15 AM

Maybe this will help.

This would be the parts, TRUCK SIDEFRAME R.H. #90555 and TRUCK SIDEFRAME L.H. #90554. or complete FRONT TRUCK ASSEMBLY #90408.

The two screws that hold the truck together are part #99000, 2-56 x 1/8''.

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Posted by Afdahl Flats on Thursday, May 28, 2020 9:22 AM

Yes, that certainly helps, thank you.

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Posted by PC101 on Thursday, May 28, 2020 9:36 PM

I'm going to pull a ''Fox Press'' truck out of a NIB, MDC/Roundhouse 26' Old time something or other shortly and compare in looks and action with Athearn's drum type axles and wheels.

Edit: My thought's were correct, the MDC/Roundhouse Fox Press truck is on the light side in build and looks. It is not even a ''all most, that's close enough for me" stand in.  

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Posted by RR_Mel on Friday, May 29, 2020 12:22 AM

If you power the fan with a small 12 volt gear motor you could put any truck on the Athearn Snow Blower.

https://melvineperry.blogspot.com/2010/10/october-19-my-sp-snowplow.html



Mel


 
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Posted by hon30critter on Friday, May 29, 2020 12:45 AM

RR_Mel
If you power the fan with a small 12 volt gear motor you could put any truck on the Athearn Snow Blower. https://melvineperry.blogspot.com/2010/10/october-19-my-sp-snowplow.html

Hi Mel,

Your 'how to' on motorizing the Athearn snow blower is very interesting, but what I found to be more interesting is the fact that the page about the snow blower has had more than 400,000 hits!!!!! That's incredible!! That is a true testament to your modelling skills!

Dave

I'm just a dude with a bad back having a lot of fun with model trains, and finally building a layout!

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Posted by RR_Mel on Friday, May 29, 2020 8:48 AM

Dave

That count is for my entire Blog not that post.  The Blogger Hit Counter hasn’t worked very well since it crashed several years ago.  I estimate that the counts on my Blog is less than 70% accurate since the crash.

I started my Blog mid 2009 and it had about 500K hits when Blogger crashed.  I lost about half of my posts and the counter didn’t work for a long time and when it started to work it was terrible.

I added a third party hit counter about a year after the crash and it is 90K off the Blogger counter.  The addon counter says 380K and I don’t think it is accurate either.

The Blogger Stats are neat but not very accurate.


Mel



 
My Model Railroad  
http://melvineperry.blogspot.com/
 
Bakersfield, California
 
I'm beginning to realize that aging is not for wimps.
 

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