I've got this steamer.....

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by Glen Haasdyk, Jan 6, 2007.

  1. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

    Maybe not.:) Depending on the size of that existing mounting stud and the wiring arrangement inside the tender, the Bachmann trucks might work quite well. Besides the fact that the Bachmann wheels and axle wipers, plus all of the hardware are nickel-silver, the mounting hardware includes nuts, which have threads that may match those studs. Looking at the Bachmann sideframes (I have four of them, but I've used the wheels/wipers/etc. in Bachmann Andrews trucks) the hole in the centre of the bolster is quite large (I just went and measured it: it's .170", or just under 11/64") because the Bachmann tenders have a mounting boss on the underside of the tender floor. You'll probably need to make bushings to keep the trucks from wandering around on the mounting stud.

  2. Glen Haasdyk

    Glen Haasdyk Active Member

    Well, I've gotten quite a few suggestions. I'm going to try to fix the truck first (it's the cheap dutchman in me!) but if that fails I'll be replacing them.
    Thanks for all your help, I'll try to keep you posted on how this turns out.

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