] Chrysler Trucks

Andy Carlson

Excuse me, I meant early and mid-FIFTIES.
-Andy Carlson

From: "Andy Carlson midcentury@... [STMFC]"
To: "STMFC@..."
Sent: Thursday, February 25, 2016 8:04 PM
Subject: [STMFC] Chrysler Trucks

Hello, everyone-
I have tried many times to convince Brian Leppert to make the Chrysler truck. I thought a good selling point was that this was the most commonly applied truck to the Evans lease RB box cars from both the early and mid-seventies (Branchline cars really need a Chrysler truck).

Pragmatism won out, and I don't think this truck was ever even remotely considered by Brian. To me, I thought that the splayed spring area of a Dalman 2-level truck seemed like a good start for a kitbash, as the Chryslers shared this shape somewhat with the Dalmans.

If I had seen those castings for the Chrysler shock absorber/spring pack at the Cocoa Beach show, I would have purchased some, as they look excellent and are really useful.

-Andy Carlson
Ojai CA

From: "Tony Thompson tony@... [STMFC]"
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Thursday, February 25, 2016 6:50 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Trucks

     Speaking of trucks, I just completed a new blog post, describing a way to make the Chrysler FR5-D trucks in HO scale, with a superb casting by Ross Dando. If you're interested, here is a link to that blog post:

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Fred Jansz

Although a bit out of my price range, plus they're equipped with the oh so 'unprototypical' (according to some...) springs I like these too: http://www.ebay.com/itm/311522985459?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

When I find a car that ran in 1950 (the year I model), fitted with Chrysler trucks (any tips?) I'll score a set.
Fred 'WP' Jansz, The Netherlands