Author Topic: Polling for Interest: 28" Wheelsets  (Read 1837 times)

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Polling for Interest: 28" Wheelsets
« on: March 17, 2007, 12:13:03 PM »
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I bought some 36" FVM wheelsets for my Trinity hoppers & think they look great .. especially for the price. Now I want to run through my Autoracks & fit 28" replacement metal wheelsets - problem is the only 28s I can find are the NWSL wheels, & that's a lot of $$$ to drop on the fleet...

Is there anyone else here who'd be interested in 28" drop-in metal wheels for your autoracks*, or for any other cars? I'd be in for > 60 axles/15 cars myself.

If there's similar interest from other members, I figure it can't hurt to ask the question of Fox Valley Models**


* Does anything else take 28s, or is it just 'racks?
** No affiliation, just a happy customer who wants 28" wheels for his autoracks

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Re: Polling for Interest: 28" Wheelsets
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2007, 12:38:52 PM »
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I'm sure I could find a use.
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Re: Polling for Interest: 28" Wheelsets
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2007, 02:03:55 PM »
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I'm in
for a bunch to outfit my Alan Curtis fleet of flats...
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Re: Polling for Interest: 28" Wheelsets
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2007, 02:19:05 PM »
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Sure, I don't need them now, but I will down the road.

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Re: Polling for Interest: 28" Wheelsets
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2007, 08:07:38 PM »
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I'd be in for a half dozen cars worth at least myself. It'd be nice to see small wheels, but won't we need trucks to accommodate them?

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Re: Polling for Interest: 28" Wheelsets
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2007, 10:22:26 PM »
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I'd spring for some ...

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Re: Polling for Interest: 28" Wheelsets
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2007, 10:25:57 PM »
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the 70ton MT size truck works just fine.



(with nw$l 28" wheels)

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Re: Polling for Interest: 28" Wheelsets
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2007, 11:07:16 PM »
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the 70ton MT size truck works just fine.

(with nw$l 28" wheels)

Is that a body mounted MT there Tom?

What did you use and how have you found it to operate on an 89' car?

Thanks
James Costello
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Re: Polling for Interest: 28" Wheelsets
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2007, 07:14:27 AM »
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Is that a body mounted MT there Tom?

What did you use and how have you found it to operate on an 89' car?

Thanks

No, it's the stock truck mounts.  You would really need some broad curves to operate with body mounts on an 89 footer.