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Walthers stand alone well car trucks
« on: August 30, 2021, 02:06:30 PM »
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I was gifted a Walthers well car w/o trucks a while back. Did some searching for here on lowering the ride height
and am thinking of getting my grinding on. Have the Gold Medal Models details in transit to me.  Looks like 33" wheels are prototypical but my question is as delivered, what trucks would have been on these? I have been looking at proto photos and have noticed what looks to be trucks that resemble both Microtrains 1030 roller bearing and 1035 barber roller bearing type trucks. What would be the best N scale truck for these? I'm looking at the modeling the as delivered cars.

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Re: Walthers stand alone well car trucks
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2021, 09:27:27 PM »
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Either of those MT trucks you mentioned would be perfectly plausible, as they are both 70 ton trucks which is what the prototype has.   I'd probably go with the 1030 as I've seen very similar in person.  I don't know the exact prototype though.

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Re: Walthers stand alone well car trucks
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2021, 04:58:03 PM »
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I took the BLMA 70 ton trucks with 33" wheels


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Re: Walthers stand alone well car trucks
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2021, 02:46:51 AM »
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I took the BLMA 70 ton trucks with 33" wheels



Did you shave down the bolsters on that Walthers car? Because even with BLMA trucks, I still can't get the bottom of the well to get that low!
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