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Re: What are these trucks on eBay?
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2021, 09:32:49 PM »
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"What are these trucks...."

Mehano tooling with knock off Accumates?
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Re: What are these trucks on eBay?
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2021, 09:41:14 PM »
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Check out the finish on the wheel treads. :facepalm:

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Re: What are these trucks on eBay?
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2021, 09:42:56 PM »
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The e-bay listing  description says they are 150:1

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Re: What are these trucks on eBay?
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2021, 10:12:43 PM »
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I purchased these from a seller on Aliexpress, not Ebay. I'm sure they all came from the same factory.

Anyway, these are in a word horrible. The distance from the top of the truck to the top of the coupler box is larger than usual. A MTL washer is needed to allow the truck to pivot smoothly and not scrape the underside of a car. The mounting hole in is large enough to allow a 2-56 flat head screw to pull through. The couplers don't operate smoothly and don't sit flat which causes them to change height when stress is put on them. (Like pulling a train!)

On to the worst part: there is a molding mark on the tread of each wheel. It's not flash or a parting line, it's almost like where a sprue was attached.

On the bright side, they take standard .540 axles.

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Re: What are these trucks on eBay?
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2021, 10:44:40 PM »
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I'll add 8×10 Color Glossy Pictures With Circles And Arrows And A Paragraph On The Back Of Each One tomorrow morning.

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Re: What are these trucks on eBay?
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2021, 11:44:58 PM »
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Here's the link without all of Ed's personal information including the name of his future first-born:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/12pcs-N-Scale-Model-Train-Bogie-with-Couplers-1-150-Plastic-Wheels-Model-Railway/352836852972

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Re: What are these trucks on eBay?
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2021, 12:21:56 AM »
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I purchased these from a seller on Aliexpress, not Ebay. I'm sure they all came from the same factory.
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I'll add 8×10 Color Glossy Pictures With Circles And Arrows And A Paragraph On The Back Of Each One tomorrow morning.

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Re: What are these trucks on eBay?
« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2021, 12:27:38 AM »
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They'll be used as evidence against you...

Unless the judge has a seein' eye dog.  Then it's just a typical case of.. (waits for it).
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Re: What are these trucks on eBay?
« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2021, 09:37:35 AM »
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An overview. The mounting holes are different sizes.


Comparison with an Atlas 70 ton truck stolen from a box car. The coupler box sticks up much farther when compared to the Atlas truck.


A different view of the two trucks.


A view of the wheels. Rough surface finish. There is a parting line on the tread and a dent in the tread where a sprue or something attached. Perfect for simulating the thump, thump, thump of a flat spot.


The generic truck coupled to an Atlas truck. Same general design but much worse execution.
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Re: What are these trucks on eBay?
« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2021, 10:17:14 AM »
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Unless the judge has a seein' eye dog.  Then it's just a typical case of.. (waits for it).

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Re: What are these trucks on eBay?
« Reply #11 on: April 24, 2021, 10:35:59 AM »
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Son, have you ever been arrested?

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Re: What are these trucks on eBay?
« Reply #12 on: April 24, 2021, 11:22:05 AM »
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On the bright side, looks like the bolster height is lower.  :trollface:

I have been avoiding these Evemodel products. https://www.therailwire.net/forum/index.php?topic=51130.msg692336#msg692336

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Re: What are these trucks on eBay?
« Reply #13 on: April 24, 2021, 01:26:31 PM »
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Blind Justice.....

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Re: What are these trucks on eBay?
« Reply #14 on: April 24, 2021, 01:28:50 PM »
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The flat spots look like ejection pin marks, the top of the side frames are covered in them too...  :scared:

Injection molding is an artform and these aren't the best example.  :facepalm:

As far as prototype goes they don't... They look like poor copies of the original microtrains roller bearing  trucks, nothing common or needed in N scale.
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