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Micro-Trains PS heavyweight passenger trucks?
« on: February 22, 2014, 02:07:33 PM »
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I am looking for a source of these trucks in silver and Milwaukee Road brown.  Has anyone seen them online in something other than black?  I know I can contact MT directly but they also only show black and I would rather save a couple of bucks if a hobby shop with an online presence has them.
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Re: Micro-Trains PS heavyweight passenger trucks?
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2014, 06:49:22 PM »
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That's funny. For months I was looking for a set in black, and all eBay would show me was silver. Now I see nothing, but eBay is probably your best bet.
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Re: Micro-Trains PS heavyweight passenger trucks?
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2014, 08:56:25 AM »
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Do they come in colors other than black? MT's website only shows the one style (003 02 180).

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Re: Micro-Trains PS heavyweight passenger trucks?
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2014, 01:49:58 PM »
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Do they come in colors other than black? MT's website only shows the one style (003 02 180).

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May be out of stock or discontinued, but Walthers shows:
  • Micro Trains Line Six-Wheel Passenger Car Trucks With Adjustable Couplers (Presumably black) 1 Pair- Walthers Part # 489-302061
$10.45, currently in stock at Walthers This product is on-sale today for $9.49
  • Micro Trains Line Six-Wheel Passenger Car Trucks Standard w/Adjustable Couplers (Silver) 1 Pair Walthers Part # 489-342061
$10.45, currently in stock at Walthers

Never heard of brown though.
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Re: Micro-Trains PS heavyweight passenger trucks?
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2014, 03:53:08 PM »
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Those are the commonwealth-style lightweight trucks, not the PS heavyweight trucks. AFAIK, the heavyweight trucks have always been black only.

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Re: Micro-Trains PS heavyweight passenger trucks?
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2014, 04:34:23 PM »
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I would like one set to swap out for the black on my Milwaukee Road RPO, and 2-3 sets in silver so they will match with my CB&Q silver paint cars I want to do.  They offer them in brown and silver on other cars, MR & UP come to mind, but not individually, at least that I can find.
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Re: Micro-Trains PS heavyweight passenger trucks?
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2014, 04:38:52 PM »
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Since MT molds the trucks in-house, they sometimes mold them in specific colors needed for the paint scheme they are running.  But they do not offer them for individual sale in that color.  I have not followed the heavyweight releases, but I wouldn't be surprised if some Union Pacific ones came with silver trucks.
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Re: Micro-Trains PS heavyweight passenger trucks?
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2014, 06:15:45 PM »
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They officially don't have the color assortments available for sale on the various parts, but they usually will sell them directly if you ask and they have them on hand.  Email Joe for assistance.  Note for future reference that the odds of parts on hand in various colors increase if said parts were used for one of the recent monthly releases.  The older the release, the less likely the odd-colored parts will be on hand.
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Re: Micro-Trains PS heavyweight passenger trucks?
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2014, 11:41:44 AM »
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We should have those in black, silver and the red we used for the Milwaukee cars...email me.   :D

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Re: Micro-Trains PS heavyweight passenger trucks?
« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2014, 06:56:32 PM »
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Thanks Joe!  Email sent.
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Re: Micro-Trains PS heavyweight passenger trucks?
« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2014, 09:20:24 PM »
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Hey Joe,

I was just wondering if you received my email?
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