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crrcoal

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MTL PRR Heavyweight question
« on: November 24, 2019, 06:17:54 PM »
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The new PRR Heavyweight released by MTL this month; it was mentioned in another thread it was a foobie due to the wrong trucks and lack or porthole window. My question is; is there a correct or close enough truck to put under it? I can live with the incorrect window. The car is a nice stand-in until MTL makes a correct P70. Thanks!

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Re: MTL PRR Heavyweight question
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2019, 06:31:21 PM »
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I doubt MTL will be making a correct P70 any time soon.  BLI just released two versions of P70's (w/o ice bunkers/ no AC and w/ ice bunker AC) in gold and buff lettering in both 4 packs and singles.  American Limited did offer the correct 2D-P5 trucks.  I believe these are out of production, but can be found on eBay.  There are also folks offering 3D printed versions of the correct 2D-P5 trucks.  @Lemosteam has several detail parts available including the 2D-P5 trucks, but I don't know if these trucks would work with the MTL coach.

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Re: MTL PRR Heavyweight question
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2019, 08:42:53 PM »
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@crrcoal, the PRR 2DP5 truck was used on 90% of all P70s.

See this thread to obtain the trucks:

https://www.therailwire.net/forum/index.php?topic=42876.msg543203#msg543203

My truck will work but you must drill a 2mm hole in the center of this boss to put the truck in a reasonable position from the end:


Here is the car with my 2DP5 on one end. The trucks use 36" X .563 axles.


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Re: MTL PRR Heavyweight question
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2019, 11:06:16 AM »
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Thanks guys!