Hmmm, yeah I hear you. Only practical solution is the Micro-Trains Bettendorf trucks due to needing the medium length talgo coupler arrangement. Only readily available solid-bearing truck out there. No ASF A-3's out there in N. Now, if it was HO. . .
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Man, I am going to go blind doing this model!
--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, RUTLANDRS@... wrote:
Man, all this for a weathering clinic !!!
In a message dated 7/17/2013 11:25:02 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
I was just answering your question about an 8-57 build date being
some kind of determinant that the car would have solid bearings. It
is not. Cars were being built with roller bearings for many years
before 1957; likewise many cars were still being built with solid
bearings in the 1960's.
The trucks seen in your linked photo of GN 78829 are clearly A-3
and definitely not a National B-1 or C-1.
One of the group members sent me this with a builders photo.had Pullman ends. The trucks were A-3. No mention of roller bearings in the
The GN 72800-72999 series was built by Pullman standard in 1957 and so
enough to confirm that they were ASF.
The photo showed solid bearing trucks on the car. Couldn't see them well
O'Connor <timboconnor@> wrote:
--- In _STMFC@yahoogroups.com_ (mailto:STMFC@yahoogroups.com) , Tim
The GN ordered 25 new 65 foot gondolas in 1955 with SKF roller bearing
trucks, or am I wrong?
I figure with a build date of 8-57, it should have solid-bearing