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Re: 100 Ton truck options for Atlas 100 ton open hopper
« Reply #60 on: March 14, 2016, 12:23:00 AM »
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The 1139 will be available commercially starting May.
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Re: 100 Ton truck options for Atlas 100 ton open hopper
« Reply #61 on: March 14, 2016, 01:15:39 AM »
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So are these the only MTL trucks whose span does not rise to meet the bolster? Cause if that's the case I will buy a bunch, till Atlas gets BLMA 100t trucks out again that is...
But if the spans raise to meet the bolsters then these are worthless to me, I want to lower my cars, not raise... I don't model O gauge for a reason...
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Re: 100 Ton truck options for Atlas 100 ton open hopper
« Reply #62 on: March 14, 2016, 01:41:49 AM »
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No, the bolsters are at the same height as standard MT trucks.  The frames on most 100 ton trucks are taller than on 50/70 ton trucks, so they stick up a little above the bolster, but they won't change the height of your cars.

Not all N scale cars sit too high, so there are many where the "standard" bolster is still the better choice.
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Re: 100 Ton truck options for Atlas 100 ton open hopper
« Reply #63 on: May 07, 2016, 12:30:41 AM »
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No, the 1035 are 70 ton Barber roller bearing trucks.

The trucks I am using are the 1139 100 Ton Barber roller bearing trucks, which are only available direct from MTL at this point (see prior posts in this thread).

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They just showed up at MBK: http://www.modeltrainstuff.com/Micro-Trains-N-00302080-100-Ton-Barber-Trucks-p/mtl-00302080.htm

Also listed in the BLW "New Micro Trains" Page: http://www.blwnscale.com/mt-new.htm

Although both have the incorrect list price (and therefore, presumably, incorrect discounted price)according to this post by Joe:

Pricing error... they should be $4.45 a pair.  We are fixing the web now.

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Re: 100 Ton truck options for Atlas 100 ton open hopper
« Reply #64 on: May 07, 2016, 02:30:14 AM »
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Feather River Trains also lists them, although they don't say "1139", just the modern MT number.
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