- In preparation for my grand adventure I have acquired about 30 Tomalco kits. I can t find recent consensus on what trucks to use. My inclination is to useMessage 1 of 2 , Jun 19, 2013View SourceIn preparation for my grand adventure I have acquired about 30 Tomalco kits. I can't find recent consensus on what trucks to use. My inclination is to use Kaydee because of the cost and the fact that they come with bolsters and my 25 year old memory that they are really good. Apparently Blackstone makes good trucks and I certainly wouldn't change them out for KD's but they are a lot more money and I think they do not come with bolsters. I have never been in the group that uses whatever since I want all my rolling stock to have similar habits and I would do this even if I could get a more accurate truck that didn't work quite as well. Comments please.
- Blayne, You didn t say which trucks you are looking for. Most D&RGW equipment used the 3 -7 archbar truck. The refrigerator cars used a 4 -8 archbar truck.Message 2 of 2 , Jun 21, 2013View SourceBlayne,
You didn't say which trucks you are looking for. Most D&RGW equipment used the 3'-7" archbar truck. The refrigerator cars used a 4'-8" archbar truck. Blackstone has a high retail price ($12.95), but they are probably the best you can buy. They are very free rolling. Some dealers will discount the trucks 20% ($10.36) as a lot of dealers discount the cars and engines. Precision Scale Co. also makes trucks, both in plastic and brass. There have been discussions on this list to use the plastic PSC trucks.
If you do get the Kadee trucks, don't forget to get the assembly jig as these trucks have actual springs in them.
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