Re: Modeling truss rods

Nelson Moyer <ku0a@...>

I visited the Colorado Railroad Museum last fall, and while I didn't measure
the diameter of truss rods on the cars out there, I would estimate that they
were between 5/8 in. and 7/8 in. in diameter. Considering the absence of an
authoritative response to this thread, I'll actually measure the next car I
see. To do prototype modeling of 7/8 in. truss rods, you would use 0.010 in.
wire, monofilament, or surgical nylon.


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Sent: Thursday, May 10, 2012 5:33 AM
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Subject: [STMFC] Re: Modeling truss rods

Have no idea, I do have photos of the car, and the truss rods on the model
look very good to me. My modeler friend got this recommendation from someone
who models a lot of truss rod cars. My truss rods are on a passenger car not
freight. The car is a Central Vermont 300 series truss rod coach built in
1912, later steel sheathed.

Bob Moeller

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timboconnor@... wrote:

That sounds too large to me. How large is the prototype truss rod

Tim O'Connor

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From: "robertm" <robertmoeller47@...>
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Sent: Wednesday, May 9, 2012 7:47:06 AM
Subject: [STMFC] Re: Modeling truss rods

At the recommendation of a modeler better than me I used

.025" music wire from K&S Engineering. You can find it at Walthers.

The good thing about this is its steel just like the prototype.

Bob Moeller

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