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mabloodhound
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Posted - 10/06/2011 :  5:09:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Richard,
I did a truck evaluation last year when I bought the kit business. It isn't totally complete because I couldn't afford to but all of the ones out there.

I finally chose Dallas' T-2 trucks which actually have a wheel diameter of 19". Martin and Bill both used these.




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Richard Gardner
Section Hand



Posted - 10/06/2011 :  6:26:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by mabloodhound

Richard,
I did a truck evaluation last year when I bought the kit business. It isn't totally complete because I couldn't afford to but all of the ones out there.

I finally chose Dallas' T-2 trucks which actually have a wheel diameter of 19". Martin and Bill both used these.






Dave, thanks for the tip. I am already aware of your chart and have referenced it several times. You are the only other person I'm aware of to have included the bolster height as part of the specs. Honestly, after the "look" you're after, this is the most important consideration. I find it humorous that you mentioned that you evaluated all that you could afford. These trucks aren't cheap, and people like Dallas, Jerry, San Juan and Bachmann just don't give them to you because you want to "see what they look like"! I have enough trucks on hand to outfit a whole fleet of cars, they're just all odd sizes!

At any rate, you seem to have a few that I don't and vice versa, so before I put a final list together, we'll compare notes off-line. This way, I think we may come up with the most comprehensive list to date, with all the good information.

BTW, do you have the bolster height for Dallas' T-1 & 2 trucks?

thanks again for your offer of assistance.

Richard...



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mabloodhound
Fireman



Posted - 10/06/2011 :  7:36:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The T-2 height from the rail is in my chart: .316 / 15#8539;". I don't have the T-1 as it is a slightly larger wheel.
But you have the T-1 and can measure that. Don't forget to measure the wheels. Dallas was unaware of the T-2 wheel Diameter until I actually measured them.
They're not always what the profess to be.
And yes, we should exchange dimensions, etc. Feel free to copy and paste my chart also, if you would like to.



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BBLmber
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Posted - 10/06/2011 :  8:05:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dave and Richard, the comparasion list for trucks would be a great thing to have to refer to when building cars,

Mark


W,L,&E

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Tommatthews
Engineer

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Posted - 10/09/2011 :  11:10:28 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My lumber arrived from RSLaserKits while I was away last week. The scribed sheets look great.

I ordered 6 T-2 wheel sets from Dallas this morning.

I am busy with 1:1 projects the next few days. I`ll begin to think about the project and perhaps get started on Wednesday.


Tom M.

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brownbr
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Posted - 10/09/2011 :  7:00:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the very informative build here and the plans you sent me.


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spyder62
Crew Chief



Posted - 10/09/2011 :  7:33:10 PM  Show Profile  Visit spyder62's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Good to hear you got them Tom. Can't wait to see your build
rich


In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame,
two is a law firm and three or more is a congress.
--John Adams

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Tommatthews
Engineer

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Posted - 10/22/2011 :  6:49:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Been a while since I looked at this topic. My T-2 trucks have been mailed but not received (soon I hope).

I thought I might build the templates for the frame and the roof.

What is the distance (spacing) between the outside long frame members? The outside spacing appears wider than the center filler 3/32".


Tom M.

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Richard Gardner
Section Hand



Posted - 10/22/2011 :  7:34:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Tommatthews

Been a while since I looked at this topic. My T-2 trucks have been mailed but not received (soon I hope).

I thought I might build the templates for the frame and the roof.

What is the distance (spacing) between the outside long frame members? The outside spacing appears wider than the center filler 3/32".



Tom, the illustration below should answer your question an I understand it. If not, let me know and I'll give it another try...




Note to all...

My mother passed away earlier this week, she was 89. I was the primary caregiver. The last several weeks was particularly hard on us all.

After everything has settled a little more, I will return in earnest to the build...

Thanks, Richard



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Geezer
Engineer



Posted - 10/22/2011 :  7:40:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You have our heartfelt condolences Richard....
God bless her.....



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Tommatthews
Engineer

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Posted - 10/22/2011 :  8:01:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Richard,

Thank you for taking the time to answer.

My family's condolences to yours. Take care our friend.


Tom M.

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jcoop
Fireman



Posted - 10/22/2011 :  8:20:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Richard,

Sorry for your loss,

Thank you for such a wonderful boxcar

John


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Martin Welberg
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Posted - 10/22/2011 :  9:43:18 PM  Show Profile  Visit Martin Welberg's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I'm sorry to hear Richard, my sincere condolences to you and your family..


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andykins
Fireman

Posted - 10/23/2011 :  06:10:30 AM  Show Profile  Visit andykins's Homepage  Reply with Quote
richard, so sorry to hear about your loss.


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Rick
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Posted - 10/23/2011 :  06:23:25 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Richard, I'm very sorry to hear of your loss.
My condolences to you and your family.



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