Why narrow gauge trucks?

David Soderblom

In response to the below, I commented on narrow gauge trucks because
someone had wanted to know if they had bolsters the same size as their
standard gauge counterparts. The answer is a strong no, they are scaled
down in all dimensions.

David Soderblom
Baltimore MD


Message: 20
Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2002 07:17:19 -0500
From: "Jon Cagle" <jscagle@msn.com>
Subject: Re: Narrow gauge trucks


Was there a question or thread that I missed regarding the information
that was
posted below?



----- Original Message -----
From: David Soderblom
Sent: Sunday, January 27, 2002 11:13 PM
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [STMFC] Narrow gauge trucks

Narrow gauge cars generally used 26-inch wheels and had a wheelbase of
48 inches (or close to that). They were built to take much less load
than a standard gauge truck and so had smaller dimensions all around,
including the size of the bolster and of the springs. I base this
statement on narrow gauge cars of the West Side Lumber Co., which
included some from the F&CC.

David Soderblom
Baltimore MD

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