Truck Types??

Discussion in 'FAQs' started by Drew1125, Dec 5, 2001.

  1. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

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    I realize this might seem a little "nit-picky" to some of you, but I'm wanting to put Micro-Trains trucks on my N scale freight cars, & I was wondering what type would be the most representative of the period I'm modeling which is roughly early 60's.
    Archbar, Bettendorf, Roller-Bearing?
    Please excuse my complete ignorance on this subject.
    Any help is appreciated.
  2. Bill Pontin

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    Thanks Bill!
    I think that solves my dilemma!
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    Well, even though these are the wrong trucks, I went ahead & took a picture, because I wanted to show what a difference new couplers, & a little weathering can make on an out of the box model.

    Here's the before shot -

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    And here's the AFTER shot -

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  7. Bill Pontin

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    Charlie, Nice job on the weathering, something I've got to start doing. Found a little more data on the freight trucks - go to http://data.detnews.com/hotbox/hotboxstory/details.hbs?myrec=188 There is also a good article on Basic model railroad photography at the same URL. Just change the last digits on the above URL to =91

    Bill :)