Re: HO Scale Truck Alert
--- In STMFC@..., Richard Hendrickson <rhendrickson@o...>
John Riddell recently alerted me to the fact that Life-Like Canada hasprimarily for
their Dominion box car models but are also available separately.John sent
me some for evaluation, and they arrived in today's mail.bolsters"
and carry L-L Canada part number 212560. They're like other L-LProto 2000
trucks, with sharply molded one-piece frames in engineering plasticjournal
boxes, spring planks, and Simplex bolsters. Aside from the bolsters,freight
cars from the early 1920s through the early 1950s. The bolster ends arelettering
molded into them, but Simplex bolsters were widely used in both the U.S.this era
Die Casting, and the MDC trucks represent an uncommon prototype -these new
trucks from L-L Canada are a significant addition to the availableHO scale
truck options. I don't know whether they will be available from L-LWhile these trucks are truely wonderful to behold and long overdue for
us Canadian modelers, a friend of mine bought some of these trucks a
couple of months ago for his Westerfield Fowler kits and discovered to
his dismay that the truck bolster is much higher than convention.
Filing the top of the truck bolster enough to allow the model to sit
down at the correct height would have removed the internal flange that
the truck mounting screw rests against. It appears that for whatever
reason Life Like as produced a truck which only mounts on their cars.