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Re: Atlas//BLMA 100 Ton ASF Trucks Re-Stock
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2020, 12:37:15 PM »
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357 in stock. That will handle one of us, lol.

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Re: Atlas//BLMA 100 Ton ASF Trucks Re-Stock
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2020, 02:40:20 PM »
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I found that Bowser stocks their 100t underslung trucks as parts for $1 each without wheels. Add wheels from FVM or others and you can convert a car for about $4.50 which is a bit better than the street price of the BLMA trucks.
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Re: Atlas//BLMA 100 Ton ASF Trucks Re-Stock
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2020, 03:35:10 PM »
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got mine :D

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Re: Atlas//BLMA 100 Ton ASF Trucks Re-Stock
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2020, 03:50:13 PM »
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357 in stock. That will handle one of us, lol.

At the moment they are out of stock. Again.  Not sure when the last one went (Looking a you @ednadolski  :D )

I wonder if Atlas' warehouse is dry now?
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Re: Atlas//BLMA 100 Ton ASF Trucks Re-Stock
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2020, 04:22:30 PM »
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I found that Bowser stocks their 100t underslung trucks as parts for $1 each without wheels. Add wheels from FVM or others and you can convert a car for about $4.50 which is a bit better than the street price of the BLMA trucks.

Great tip!

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Re: Atlas//BLMA 100 Ton ASF Trucks Re-Stock
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2020, 12:58:20 AM »
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Daniel:  I did that decades ago with MDC/Roundhouse roller bearing trucks.  Walthers was selling them as kits, just sideframes and (bad) wheels, for a fraction of what a MT truck cost.  Since I didn't need the truck-mounted couplers, and Precision Masters wheels worked very well for me, I bought a hundred pair of the kits, a few bags of truck pins, and the PM wheels, all for less than good assembled trucks would cost.  They ended up under all of my 100-ton cars, until true 100-ton trucks became available, because they were visibly larger than the MT RB trucks available then.
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Re: Atlas//BLMA 100 Ton ASF Trucks Re-Stock
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2020, 02:06:51 AM »
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I found that Bowser stocks their 100t underslung trucks as parts for $1 each without wheels. Add wheels from FVM or others and you can convert a car for about $4.50 which is a bit better than the street price of the BLMA trucks.

How do they compare to the Atlas/BLMA trucks? And what axle length work in the Bowser trucks?

Looks like you can also get their trucks with metal wheels, but they cost almost $8 for a pair
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Re: Atlas//BLMA 100 Ton ASF Trucks Re-Stock
« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2020, 09:03:19 AM »
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At the moment they are out of stock. Again.  Not sure when the last one went (Looking a you @ednadolski  :D )

@reinhardtjh I'm open to all reasonable offers :D

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Re: Atlas//BLMA 100 Ton ASF Trucks Re-Stock
« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2020, 03:01:59 PM »
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At the moment they are out of stock. Again. 
I wonder if Atlas' warehouse is dry now?
Still in stock at Walthers: https://www.walthers.com/100t-rllr-bearing-trucks

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Re: Atlas//BLMA 100 Ton ASF Trucks Re-Stock
« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2020, 06:46:14 PM »
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Re: Atlas//BLMA 100 Ton ASF Trucks Re-Stock
« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2020, 08:33:48 PM »
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I found that Bowser stocks their 100t underslung trucks as parts for $1 each without wheels. Add wheels from FVM or others and you can convert a car for about $4.50 which is a bit better than the street price of the BLMA trucks.

What wheels from FVM?  :P
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Re: Atlas//BLMA 100 Ton ASF Trucks Re-Stock
« Reply #12 on: March 10, 2020, 09:35:26 PM »
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How do they compare to the Atlas/BLMA trucks? And what axle length work in the Bowser trucks?

Looks like you can also get their trucks with metal wheels, but they cost almost $8 for a pair

They are excellent. The wheels use .553" axles.
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Re: Atlas//BLMA 100 Ton ASF Trucks Re-Stock
« Reply #13 on: May 09, 2020, 11:01:36 AM »
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They are excellent. The wheels use .553" axles.

Thanks for the tip - it sounds like a good option for the TLT newsprint cars that need 100T trucks with 33" wheelsets vs. buying the BLMA trucks just to swap out the 36" wheelsets

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Re: Atlas//BLMA 100 Ton ASF Trucks Re-Stock
« Reply #14 on: May 09, 2020, 05:49:59 PM »
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I mistakenly ordered some BLMA/Atlas 100 ton trucks recently. I'd be happy to let them go for $5 a pair plus $3 shipping. I think I have somewhere around 20 pairs. Send me a PM.

 I was able to order the correct kind I needed instead. Just glad to possibly help someone out.
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