LIKEDarkTerritory wrote:I know there's not a lot of early period modelers on here, but I wanted to mention that Tahoe Model Works this week has introduced a new HO scale five-foot wheelbase archbar truck. I've seen photos of it and it looks great! According to the press release it has 20-ton bearings and journals, a composite bolster and a spring plank. It is based on a truck made for Union Tank Line in 1895 and has inside-hung brakes, similar to what you see on most modern trucks. The trucks retail for about $7.25 and include either standard RP-25 metal wheelsets OR semi-finescale code 88 wheelsets, same price.
These trucks are great for early period cars like mine but are also very useful for logging railroad equipment as well. If the first run sells well I have heard they will consider doing some other early types as well, perhaps a Fox pressed steel truck. So if you can use some of these please go out and buy some, and help those of us in the early period and logging railroad groups!
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