Patrick Wider <pwider@...>
SGL, you don't mind if I call you "S"?
Amen to everything you said!!! My eyesight is getting so bad I'm lucky if I can see the
derailed car in a long string. I wondered how the heck you could see the truck sideframes
moving around. You must be a young snot!!!!! <g>
HO, Pat, and my club's got VERY good track work, laid almost exclusively by one manwho's got Very
High Standards. But even on very good trackwork there are occasional joints that don'tPERFECTLY
match, and switchwork with high numbers, where equalization does help, and id visible.Mostly, the
trucks that do have the equalization are the Dan Kilgore trucks, which have prettywimpy springs. I
don't have trackwork of my own (except for the small amount I've laid at the Club).Springs with
appropriate visual density, low spring rates, all the parts (brakeshoes, etc) and that ifthese were
available at a not-too-stratospheric price, changing out trucks would be as common asit used to be
to toss the x2f's as far as one could, and replace with Kadees.