Re: What HO truck(s) do we STMFC'ers want?

Jason Hill

Hi Richard, Brian, et al,
I'd vote for the 6-spring version also. I found that my Atlas 70t
ballast hart-hopper have that truck that we've long been waiting for.
But I've not tried to get more of them individually yet. If TMW
makes them I would definitely "spring" for many of them for all my
Athearn 65' gonds, Erie 52', and many other cars that I have to build
or update with those more accurate trucks.

Best Regards,
Jason Hill
Modeling Tehachapi Pass in 1952

--- In STMFC@..., Richard Hendrickson <rhendrickson@...>

On Aug 21, 2008, at 3:09 PM, John Hile wrote:

--- In STMFC@..., Andy Carlson <midcentury@> wrote:

Knowing that we have an in-house HO truck manufacturer
(Brian Leppert) on this list, I suggest that we use
this forum to influence Brian on the trucks we feel

Any suggestions?
Put me down for 70-ton trucks in several versions...



Or these:

My strong preference would be for those on the Erie gon. The trucks
on the flat car were self-aligning spring-plankless, and we have
several of those in HO scale already (granted, they're supposed to be
fifty ton trucks, but on several of them the journal boxes are
sufficiently oversize that they're closer in appearance to 70 ton
trucks anyway). The trucks on the Lackawanna covered hopper were ASF
A-3s, and we have already have relatively good A-3s in HO; again,
they're supposed to be fifty ton trucks, but the difference in
journal box size isn't very obvious. The trucks on the Erie gondola
were 70 ton self-aligning spring-plankless double truss with six
springs on each side, three across facing outward, and that's a
rather common design which we've never had in HO. Brian?

Richard Hendrickson

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