Re: Unusual trucks on gon in American Smelting photo



I just did the same, twice; and I agree.  A very reasonable alternate method.

1.)  I decided the center of the car was halfway between the inner wheelsets.

2.)  I used the length of 40', as in the ORER.

And I ran my calcs again (twice), and got the same dimension (6 3/4').  In this case:  (20 x 3.3) / 9.5 = 6.9

Ah, well.  'Tis a puzzlement.



Edward Sutorik

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