toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
Dennis and all, the boxcar under-frame was modified in that the
last cross members on each end were moved toward the center of the
car to allow clearance for the 33" wheels on the 7'-0" wheelbase
trucks that were salvaged from C&NW wooden milk cars. The
trucks formerly offered by the C&NW HS are correct in both
respects. The cars also had Viking roofs and LN brakes. Hope this
On 2/27/2020 1:13 PM, Dennis Storzek
On Thu, Feb 27, 2020 at 10:32 AM, BRIAN PAUL EHNI
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