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samusi01

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6ft wheelbase 125-ton trucks
« on: March 31, 2024, 03:09:43 PM »
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Just wanted to make sure that I haven't missed anything: presently working on a 115-ton flatcar that specifies 6ft wheelbase trucks and 38" wheels. Setting aside the 38" wheels, the only 6' wheelbase truck I know of would be the trucks on Rapido's ore car - am I missing one? Just measured the Kato 125-ton trucks and they are not 6ft wheelbase.

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Re: 6ft wheelbase 125-ton trucks
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2024, 06:24:45 PM »
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On Rapido’s 125-ton trucks on the Flexi-Flo hoppers, the wheels are supposed to be 38” but are 36”. You should contact them to see if they have extras available, since you need them just for the one project.
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Re: 6ft wheelbase 125-ton trucks
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2024, 07:20:04 PM »
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@bbussey

Thanks for the suggestion. I contacted them last year and was informed that they only stocked for warranty repairs and not direct sales.

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Re: 6ft wheelbase 125-ton trucks
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2024, 12:40:40 AM »
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The ancient MDC/Roundhouse Roller Bearing trucks are 6 ft wheelbase.  They were sold with 33 inch wheels, but cut the raised ring on top of the bolster off and 36 inch wheels put the bolster at the same height.

The frames might not be heavy enough, visually, for a 125-ton truck, but the wheelbase is right.
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Re: 6ft wheelbase 125-ton trucks
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2024, 10:56:36 AM »
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Thanks. I'm not sure if I have any of those floating around, I'll have to take a look.