Re: Simplex Bolsters


Dennis Storzek
 

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, Todd Horton <toddchorton@...> wrote:

Richard, Where was the Simplex manufacturing plant located?  For what it's worth the 1925 C of G flat car that was recently saved had Simplex bolsters on it.  Todd Horton
Google is a wonderful thing:

http://books.google.com/books?id=qgVLAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA244&lpg=PA244&dq=simplex+bolster&source=bl&ots=zZofcRzQii&sig=0jTtRG3lH1OYI7qLM2NdUnKDsQc&hl=en&sa=X&ei=oYYBT8nIAeew2wXQ_YCaCw&ved=0CC4Q6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=simplex%20bolster&f=false

Although the Chicago reference is likely just the sales office. Note from the text it sounds like this was a mature product even in 1901.

Drawing:

http://books.google.com/books?id=o-06AAAAMAAJ&pg=PA90&lpg=PA90&dq=simplex+bolster&source=bl&ots=o12LfJGzSg&sig=c9NER414V9Pk9BJMSUJLxZ0sSYA&hl=en&sa=X&ei=oYYBT8nIAeew2wXQ_YCaCw&ved=0CEQQ6AEwBw#v=onepage&q=simplex%20bolster&f=false

HO scale model:

http://www.truelinetrains.ca/paint-accessories

Yeah, it looks like the entire bolster is set too high in this truck. Maybe the TLT underframe has undersized center sills; I recall the sills on these early steel cars were 15" channels, 3" larger than the 12" that later became the defacto standard.

Dennis

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