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I got confused because I didn't know Athearn had TWO of these
THIS (attached) is the express truck with the correct wheelbase
- but it is a
more modern truck, without the pedestal ends and with roller
bearings rather than
plain bearing journal boxes.
I have this Athearn truck because the SP applied them to
BE-50-24 express cars,
albeit with shock absorbers and plain bearings. Modifications
must be made. :-\
On 2/27/2020 2:13 PM, Dennis Storzek wrote:
On Thu, Feb 27, 2020 at 10:32 AM, BRIAN PAUL EHNI wrote:
WB looks too long as well.
Yeah, the boxcar underframe isn't modified, so still has the
5'-6" kingpin to striker dimension. When you look at the car,
the wheel has more or less the same relationship to the car end
as the old PRR X29s with their 5'-0" kingpin to striker, which
would indicate the passenger truck wheelbase can't be longer
than 6'-6". The Tichy trucks claim 6'-0", which may be a bit
short. I wonder if these cars had 36" wheels?
In the photo the trucks appear to have separate bolt on
pedestals, so the Tichy truck is correct for that feature, but
even in the enhanced photo I can't really see the shape of the
top of the frame.