Re: Scale Weights - Doubt It


Paul Hillman
 

I mean solid bearings? Do I? I guess! But, at the "Birmingham Rail & Locomotive Co." page, URL

http://www.bhamrail.com/parts.asp#locowheel<http://www.bhamrail.com/partsasp#locowheel>
They refer to:

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ALCO

For 660-hp to 1,000-hp switchers with 7" x 14" friction bearing journals - Blunt style trucks

Also available: converted roller bearing.

For 660-hp to 1,000-hp switchers with 61/2" x 12" friction bearing journals - AAR style trucks

Also available: converted roller bearing.

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I guess I left out the word "bearing", but I've always referred to them as friction bearings or friction journals. I guess it depends upon what part of the south one's from.

Paul Hillman

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From: Anthony Thompson<mailto:thompson@signaturepress.com>
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com<mailto:STMFC@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Sunday, August 21, 2005 3:23 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Re: Scale Weights - Doubt It


Paul Hillman wrote:
> Weren't archbar trucks downgraded, and friction-journals, etc., for
> similar reasons, et al?

You mean, of course, solid bearings . . . <g>.

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