Re: Using "The Tool" (truck ream)?
A&Y Dave in MD
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I’d be concerned about squeezing the journal boxes “hard.” The frames are flexible and you are doing more than just reaming out molding imperfections. I do not think that even doing so you would end up with a consistent required axle length.
There is usually no easy, one-size fits all answer unless you keep changing the question until you get one.
To reduce variation, use the same manufacturer for all your truck side frames. It won’t eliminate variation, but it will reduce it. If you only want one axle length, then only buy one truck type and throw out any that don’t meet your specs.
But if you want to have the correct trucks under your models, I think you’re going to need a variety of manufacturers and truck types. That means variation in the axle length, even after reaming the side frames with the tool.
Choose your poison.
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Subject: [STMFC] Re: Using "The Tool" (truck ream)?
Jeff and all,