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Robbman

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Re: N Scale convention at Springfield show.
« Reply #45 on: January 29, 2007, 12:07:22 AM »
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Chris333

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Re: N Scale convention at Springfield show.
« Reply #46 on: January 29, 2007, 02:09:19 AM »
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But now you need to sand off the access door and decal over it  >:(

FrankCampagna

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Re: N Scale convention at Springfield show.
« Reply #47 on: January 29, 2007, 12:26:49 PM »
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Didn't the LIRR C420's have high adhesion trucks? Might that make production problematic? Frank
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Re: N Scale convention at Springfield show.
« Reply #48 on: January 29, 2007, 01:06:24 PM »
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Long Island C-420s 200-221 (12/63-7/64) had Swing Bolster Drop Side Equalizer trucks (so called "AAR type B").

Units 222-229 (8/68) had the hi-adhesion trucks.

I think it would be great if Atlas made the Hi-Adhesion trucks so that it would be easier to make other possible future models.

Mark
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Re: N Scale convention at Springfield show.
« Reply #49 on: January 29, 2007, 01:36:58 PM »
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Re: N Scale convention at Springfield show.
« Reply #50 on: January 30, 2007, 12:29:16 AM »
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I think it would be great if Atlas made the Hi-Adhesion trucks so that it would be easier to make other possible future models.

Mark

Don't think Atlas will, they did not make the right truck for the CV RS-11s.

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Re: N Scale convention at Springfield show.
« Reply #51 on: January 30, 2007, 01:17:02 AM »
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Re: N Scale convention at Springfield show.
« Reply #52 on: January 31, 2007, 07:51:55 AM »
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It's still an AAR B though... sans brake cylinders and a different style damper.
The lightweight version truck has a single brake cylinder mounted internally instead of the two external one normally expects.  The most telling feature though is there are no leaf springs on the truck!

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Re: N Scale convention at Springfield show.
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Re: N Scale convention at Springfield show.
« Reply #54 on: January 31, 2007, 01:22:18 PM »
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That would be what I called the damper... there's still one there (otherwise the unit would rock off the tracks), it's just not a large leaf spring.
The lightweight trucks were noted for riding rough and were not well liked by crews.