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3863Re: Ink on plates,

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  • Gerald Lange
    Mar 2 1:14 AM
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      I don't know the manufacturer but apparently there are replicated C&P
      trucks, and probably others, cast and fitted in a form of plastic. I
      occasionally run across this on eBay, being sold as new and on a buy
      it now basis. Anyone know anymore about these?

      Gerald

      --- In PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com, "Fritz Klinke" <nagraph@f...> wrote:
      > But trucks do wear, even "metal" ones, and they were typically made
      from cast
      > iron on the older presses. We often have all 4 or 6 trucks sent to
      us when
      > rollers are remade and they measure all over the place and rarely
      are they exact
      > from one truck to the next. We then will use an average diameter for
      the rollers
      > and if really out of size, have new trucks made.
      >
      > Fritz
      >
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: "Harold Kyle" <harold@b...>
      > To: <PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com>
      > Sent: Tuesday, March 01, 2005 9:51 AM
      > Subject: Re: [PPLetterpress] Ink on plates,
      >
      >
      > >
      > > On 3/1/05 9:15 AM, "Gary Mordhorst" <gary@a...> wrote:
      > > > Hold on yourself pilgrim, just trying to keep it simple for new
      folks.
      > > > Of course there are no hard and fast rules, including building
      up rails
      > > > instead of trucks.
      > >
      > > Sorry if I didn't keep it simple. I should have said simply start
      by adding
      > > tape to the rails. Don't monkey with the trucks unless you're having
      > > problems with slurring.
      > >
      > > > There is no way that your trucks wore down
      > > > in size. The trucks are rolling and not grinding, and surely
      you have
      > > > not found little piles of metal shavings around the press.
      > >
      > > On a Windmill, the trucks are plastic. We have a newer Windmill
      that was
      > > never used for printing and its trucks, never used, measure 2.000"
      versus
      > > this press's 1.990". The electrical tape, it seems, got a little
      squishy
      > > overnight so we're just planning to replace the trucks entirely.
      > >
      > > Your point, that trucks don't typically wear down, is further
      reason to
      > > adjust the rails, which do.
      > >
      > > > Everyone does what works for them.
      > >
      > > Agreed. Sorry if I sounded missionary in my post. I was just
      trying to save
      > > others from the headache that I've had over the last few weeks
      dealing with
      > > trucks of the wrong diameter. By all means, do whatever works.
      > >
      > > Harold
      > >
      > >
      > >
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