Additionally, I believe the Kadee Andrews
truck represents a T- or L-section truck while the Tahoe and Accurail models reflect
I prefer the T- or L-section Andrews
trucks under m 36-foot box cars, based upon prototype images. I just wish Kadee
would produce their truck in te newer HGC compound as I find the sprung truck
appearance to be annoying.
El Paso, TX
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Subject: [STMFC] Re: ANDREWS
One important Andrews
spotting feature is the tie bars which hold the bottom of the journal boxes.
The USRA version, often modeled, has two short tie bars extending horizontally
on either side of the spring package opening in the sideframe. An earlier
Andrews design used a single, long tie bar that ran beneath the bottom of the
sideframe and connected to the journal boxes on either side. This is the design
modeled by the Kadee Andrews truck, their number 509. I am aware of the latter
mostly because the Andrews trucks used by SP were predominantly of the
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