Re: 70-Ton Barber S-2 plain journal trucks by Red Caboose


Richard Hendrickson
 

On Dec 15, 2012, at 7:22 AM, Mark at Euphoriatt wrote:
What other car would have used this trucks?
Mark, the Barber S-2 was one of the two truck designs that were
widely used from the end of WW II through the '50s (the other being
the ASF A-3), so the 70 ton Barber S-2 was applied to many cars built
for many different railroads, chiefly (but not exclusively) flat
cars, mill gondolas, large hoppers, and covered hoppers. Later in
the '50s, they were also applied to a growing number of 70 ton box,
auto, insulated box, and mechanical refrigerator cars. As Ron
Merrick observes, spring package arrangements varied, but if you'll
look at my HO scale truck handout on the internet at <https://
docs.google.com/file/d/0Bz_ctrHrDz4wMkpBYUw1RjhmRkE/edit?pli=1>,
you'll see that we currently have two choices for 70 Ton Barber S-2s
in HO scale, the ex-Red Caboose truck Andy offers and the Kadee #566,
which has three springs in line at the front of the spring package.
(The Tangent truck mentioned by Ron reprersens an ASF A-3, not a
Barber S-2).

Richard Hendrickson

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