Truck Types??

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

  1. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    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

    Bill Pontin Member

  3. Bill Pontin

    Bill Pontin Member

  4. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Thanks Bill!
    I think that solves my dilemma!
  5. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    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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  6. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    And here's the AFTER shot -

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  7. Bill Pontin

    Bill Pontin Member

    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 :)

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