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Walthers NE caboose truck double check.
« on: October 28, 2010, 04:18:28 PM »
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There are so mny different trucks, I need to double check before I respond the Walthers.

These trucks don't fit the desciption of swing motion caboose trucks that I know about.  Can someone confirm?



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Re: Walthers NE caboose truck double check.
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2010, 04:27:14 PM »
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Just for fun here's one I bought at the Lifelike warehouse back in the "good ole days":


(for sale - cheap in trading section)

BTW, if the trucks in the pic Jason posted really are the "new" ones then this car is pizza ready.

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Re: Walthers NE caboose truck double check.
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2010, 04:32:31 PM »
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Looks like Lionel to me...
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Re: Walthers NE caboose truck double check.
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2010, 05:59:12 PM »
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Looks like Lionel to me...

So it does...



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Re: Walthers NE caboose truck double check.
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2010, 09:01:08 PM »
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Extra points for skrewing up the cupola paint like Lionel.

I belive these are pre-production photos though.
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Re: Walthers NE caboose truck double check.
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2010, 11:43:12 AM »
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Holy smokes Batman! Those trucks are gigantic!

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Re: Walthers NE caboose truck double check.
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2010, 11:49:00 AM »
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FWIW Charlie Vlk on the aforum commented that this was hatched under the "old" wally regime, and he thinks the "new" regime "gets" n scale - so maybe we won't see any more dumbness like this from Wally.

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Re: Walthers NE caboose truck double check.
« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2010, 01:49:16 PM »
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I swear we've heard that line before though.

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Re: Walthers NE caboose truck double check.
« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2010, 01:52:39 PM »
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Looks to me like the same truck they always had. Holding one of the old cabooses in my hand, the proportions look the same. Different coupler. 

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Re: Walthers NE caboose truck double check.
« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2010, 04:48:14 PM »
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I replaced all of my LL cabooses with Microtrains trucks w/o couplers and body mounted the old style body mount MT unit. 

But again, I notice these otherwise neat looking cabooses also look "Lionel" because of no window glass. 

A little snip snip with some acetal plastic from a new dress shirt collar, glue on the inside of the caboose side with Walthers Goo, just a little and you add to the level of realism a lot.

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Re: Walthers NE caboose truck double check.
« Reply #10 on: October 29, 2010, 08:51:28 PM »
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Extra points for skrewing up the cupola paint like Lionel.

I belive these are pre-production photos though.

They also corrected the sill stripe color on the blue N&W cab this run too... woohoo.

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Re: Walthers NE caboose truck double check.
« Reply #11 on: October 31, 2010, 10:59:47 AM »
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Woohoo!

Ed and I were looking (laughing) at these at the show yesterday. Remarkably (shockingly) the wheelsets appear to be identical to the wheelsets in the 1990s releases (see the NYC above). The only change appears to be the coupler ...

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Re: Walthers NE caboose truck double check.
« Reply #12 on: October 31, 2010, 01:19:20 PM »
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FWIW Charlie Vlk on the aforum commented that this was hatched under the "old" wally regime, and he thinks the "new" regime "gets" n scale -

If I remember correctly Charlie also said that he thought that PA'a and E-8's were the correct N scale entry locomotives for Precision Craft/BLI!!! So, it seems Charlie's crystal ball gets a little foggy at times!!

I don't believe that Walters will change their understanding of N scale until the company is bought out by someone else and the employees that were indoctrinated in the Walthers way of thinking have all retired. Much like the Athearn / Horizon situation.

As with any company there is always the 'stay with what we know' and 'let's keep doing it like we always have' mentality until there is some kind of shake-up.