Author Topic: Kato GP35 truck sideframes  (Read 1011 times)

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cr6903

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Kato GP35 truck sideframes
« on: December 28, 2012, 08:05:47 PM »
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Hello! Has anyone on here ever changed sideframes on a Kato GP35 to the Alco/GE type (like the Ann Arbor units had). If so, what did you use? Are there any sideframes which fit right on, or was the whole truck changed out? Thanks! Eric

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Re: Kato GP35 truck sideframes
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2012, 09:24:51 PM »
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Yes - Atlas ones with a small bit of modification to the axle end point seats will work well.  I made a GM&O unit a few years ago.

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Re: Kato GP35 truck sideframes
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2012, 11:06:05 AM »
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Are the Atlas sideframes the same for all of the Alco's, or does it take a specific set?

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Re: Kato GP35 truck sideframes
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2013, 05:57:37 AM »
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They should all be the same, just make sure you use the Roller Bearing ones, instead of the ones with Friction bearing boxes.

It's a simple adjust to fit once you have them.