barber trucks

barber trucks

Postby scaro » Fri Apr 15, 2011 11:12 am

hi ConducTTor

i was looking at a pair of your trucks last night and i cleaned up the rough edges, scored across the springs to suggest the coils a bit more, painted up a pair, and decided that they look pretty good. it's not hard to smooth them out and i like the prototpically thin sideframes. i have ten pr of the three spring ones and wondering whether it is possible to ask for a run with only two springs for the aussie prototype. i imagine it's not a huge adjustment and i am wondering whether any of the US ones may have had two springs too. i assume for lighter wagons?

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Re: barber trucks

Postby ConducTTor » Fri Apr 15, 2011 12:05 pm

Hey Ben, you've asked for this before and I said I would do it. But I haven't :(

I'll take care of it next week.
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Re: barber trucks

Postby scaro » Tue Apr 19, 2011 10:59 am

thats OK alex. many thanks. i hope it's one of the easier things to do ...

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Re: barber trucks

Postby ConducTTor » Tue Apr 19, 2011 11:03 am

BTW, how do you want them? Single pair / 5 pair / 10 pair /etc?
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Re: barber trucks

Postby scaro » Tue Apr 19, 2011 6:37 pm

hi alex

i suppose choose the mid-range. 5 pair?

i believe the ones with two springs are prototypical for US aren't they? if so, I'd hope some US modellers would want them also?

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Re: barber trucks

Postby ConducTTor » Tue Apr 19, 2011 6:51 pm

scaro wrote:i believe the ones with two springs are prototypical for US aren't they?


Not sure. But I bet there's a guy here who does.........
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Re: barber trucks

Postby Marquette » Tue Apr 19, 2011 8:31 pm

Are you thinking of me?

If so, I have no idea - they're beyond my timeframe: the (railway) world ends in 1960... ;)
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Re: barber trucks

Postby ConducTTor » Tue Apr 19, 2011 8:49 pm

Marquette wrote:Are you thinking of me?

If so, I have no idea - they're beyond my timeframe: the (railway) world ends in 1960... ;)


I no longer bet there's a guy here who knows......

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Re: barber trucks

Postby ConducTTor » Tue Apr 19, 2011 9:42 pm

Alrighty, they're done and available. If Shws gives you trouble with the design, I'll get an email and fix whatever they complain about. http://www.shapeways.com/model/244371/t ... id=ug44148
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Re: barber trucks

Postby scaro » Wed Apr 20, 2011 9:05 am

oh wow. better get off my keester and order them. thanks a bunch alex.

i did a check and yes, they did do two-spring barber truck for US use- for wagons 70 tons and under. the three spring one was more common though.

australia used two spring barber 'style' trucks, as we have lighter wagons and more restrictive axle loads than the US. even into the 1970s, some of our broad gauge grain lines had 41 lb/yd rail. getting the train back to the terminus was often an achievement in itself.


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