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What type are these narrow gauge trucks?
« on: October 06, 2007, 01:43:23 PM »
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Re: What type are these narrow gauge trucks?
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2007, 02:06:40 PM »
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That's just another version of the archbar truck, albeit an earlier one, pre-1890, AFAIK.

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Re: What type are these narrow gauge trucks?
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2007, 02:11:24 PM »
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That's just another version of the archbar truck, albeit an earlier one, pre-1890, AFAIK.

Thanks Gregg...I got that far on my own... ;D

But what are they on this list?

http://morganhillmodels.com/trucks.html


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Re: What type are these narrow gauge trucks?
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2007, 02:43:53 PM »
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That's just another version of the archbar truck, albeit an earlier one, pre-1890, AFAIK.

Thanks Gregg...I got that far on my own... ;D

But what are they on this list?

http://morganhillmodels.com/trucks.html

You didn't ask that...  ;D ;D ;D  The one Chris cites is close, but lacks the double bar linking the top of the journals to the bottom of the spring plank.

Why don't you ask Morgan Hill Models for a photo of this one:

T-2-30 Carter Bros, 3' gauge, 4' w/b, swing motion NCNG

I suspect that may be the one.  ;)

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Re: What type are these narrow gauge trucks?
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2007, 02:18:32 PM »
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Jon at Morgan Hill Models is a huge help:
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Hi Tom
Unfortunately, I don't have a photo for you for the T-2, but it is similar to the T-16 (photo on my site) only longer. It is not similar to your photo. I asked around about your truck and I received this response from Macleod Western today;
 
Hi Jon:
It appears to be on SPNG combine 401.  A converted Theilsen truck with leaf springs.  Don't have a Theilsen truck.  It's been on the list of "things to make make" for years..
Doug
 
I do not know of any other SPNG Theilsen trucks in On30. The D&RGW caboose trucks had leaf springs. The side frames are different, but is was an arch bar. San Juan Car Co. has some in On30 http://www.sanjuancarco.com/p_truckkits.html There are no photos.
 
If you go to Grandtlines site http://www.grandtline.com/model_railroad/detail%20parts/o_scale_trucks_and_wheels.htm you can see their On3 photo.
 
I suggest you call Sheldon/Stan at Coronado Scale Models in Arizona (602) 254-9656 and ask if he knows where you can find one. They will know if it exists.
 
Sorry I could not be more help,
-Jon
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Re: What type are these narrow gauge trucks?
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2007, 02:32:04 PM »
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Tom, looks like you're gonna hafta get involved in making truck sideframes, unless you can sweettalk Chris into doing it for both of you.  ;) ;D ;D

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Re: What type are these narrow gauge trucks?
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2007, 01:51:01 PM »
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Tom, Not sure how the length will scale up to O but if you're using this for a shorter than prototype car consider using  PBL's Thielson

http://www.p-b-l.com/PBL2002/main-ws-ltm.html

It's made for Sn3, but you may be able to use their sideframes and substitute a new slightly wider bolster.  (Before Bachmann came along, it was quite common to use Sn3 trucks for On2/12 . . . uh .  .. On10.5 . .  . uh, On30 . . .

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