Battleship Gondolas

Re: Battleship Gondolas

Postby ConducTTor » Sun Feb 20, 2011 4:43 pm

Marquette wrote:Also, for reference, those are 33" wheels.


Thank you - that will make my life easier.
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Re: Battleship Gondolas

Postby scaro » Mon Feb 21, 2011 6:14 am

i agree that this would be a good choice of truck. it could stand in acceptably for a number of styles.
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Re: Battleship Gondolas

Postby scaro » Tue Feb 22, 2011 10:16 am

Marquette wrote:
Dalman 2-level.jpg


This is the clearest picture of a Dalman truck that I have. In terms of dimensions it's more or less the same as the ASF Ride Control truck, but note the extra level of springs and the difference in the shape of the sideframe.

If you need, I can look through my freight car photos for more views of this truck, though they'll be smaller, since the focus is on the whole car...



btw, what is the wheelbase of the Dalmain truck? 5'6"?

also, marquette, did you ever get hold of the photos of the Georgia & Florida gons 6001-6028 that you asked for on the SR list a few yrs back? i'm told they had 30 drop bottom gondolas, which sounds like it might be the same thing, unless i'm confusing them with some other wagons.

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Re: Battleship Gondolas

Postby Marquette » Tue Feb 22, 2011 10:44 am

I did - they're quite similar to the USRA composite gon. Pic after work.
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Re: Battleship Gondolas

Postby Marquette » Tue Feb 22, 2011 7:58 pm

G&F 6001.jpg


Here's a builder's photo. It's similar to the USRA design, the biggest difference being the extra drop doors at the bottom (note all the hingework along the sides/bottom) and the ends; the standard USRA car had thin-ribbed Murphy ends.
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Re: Battleship Gondolas

Postby scaro » Tue Feb 22, 2011 8:21 pm

Thanks muchly, Frank. Do you mind me taking it and posting it on the 'Pidcock Roads' Yahoo list? A few there might be interested, though the G&F wasn't quite a Pidcock road.
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Re: Battleship Gondolas

Postby Marquette » Tue Feb 22, 2011 9:18 pm

I don't mind at all - share the knowledge!
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Re: Battleship Gondolas

Postby scaro » Fri Feb 25, 2011 6:02 am

ConducTTor wrote:It's not worth it - the current roller bearing ones aren't exactly setting the market on fire and the above ones weren't nearly as common.


my first paycheque arrives next week (after more than a year on the scrapheap) so i'd like to buy some roller bearing trucks. which material do they come in now? the smooth one or the rough stuff?

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Re: Battleship Gondolas

Postby ConducTTor » Fri Feb 25, 2011 11:31 am

The rough only. The smooth has too much rolling resistance and bends - bleh.
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Re: Battleship Gondolas

Postby scaro » Fri Feb 25, 2011 12:08 pm

cool. well hopefully i'll get an order in tonight for a few pairs. trucks tend to look ok in the rough material, at least the pair i've painted already do. i'm kind of tired of fiddling around with the coastal engineering ones, unfortunately i think the whole idea of three-part (bolster & 2 sideframes) trucks just don't work that well - with the exception of the 'snap fit' delrin designs done by GC and precision scale co.
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