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Re: Bettendorf trucks for Hopper Car

Postby ctxmf74 » Mon May 09, 2016 12:23 pm

"Why not...?
Lok-n-Roll has the GCR Bettendorf molds... and I believe they are using them to mold their own trucks for their latest cars. "

Hopefully they'll be easy to get but when things get sold and moved overseas that don't sound like a positive for the short term supply chain.......DaveB
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Re: Bettendorf trucks for Hopper Car

Postby Richard-B » Mon May 09, 2016 12:51 pm

ctxmf74 wrote:Hopefully they'll be easy to get but when things get sold and moved overseas that don't sound like a positive for the short term supply chain...
Actually...
I think Lok-n-Roll is a bit MORE aggressive in their outbound marketing than GCR was...
mostly due to having a broader product line and larger local market.

That said... I don't currently see the trucks on the Lok-n-Roll 'Spare Parts' page
http://lok-n-roll.de/produkt-kategorie/bausaetze-ersatzteile/ersatzteile/
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Re: Bettendorf trucks for Hopper Car

Postby ctxmf74 » Mon May 09, 2016 2:20 pm

"That said... I don't currently see the trucks on the Lok-n-Roll 'Spare Parts' page"

It will probably take a bit of time for them to sort out what they've got and how to market it. The postage from Europe is going to be more than from Coos Bay so our delivered cost will likely rise no matter how they price them. Meanwhile I'd like to find some shapeways or molded plastic roller bearing trucks that would accept HP wheels sets for my more modern cars if anyone knows a source for such an item?....DaveB
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Re: Bettendorf trucks for Hopper Car

Postby Richard-B » Mon May 09, 2016 2:27 pm

ctxmf74 wrote: I'd like to find some shapeways or molded plastic roller bearing trucks that would accept HP wheels sets for my more modern cars if anyone knows a source for such an item?...
Like those from our esteemed list owner??? ...but not sure about the HP wheel sets.
http://www.shapeways.com/shops/ttnut
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Re: Bettendorf trucks for Hopper Car

Postby ctxmf74 » Mon May 09, 2016 2:38 pm

"Like those from our esteemed list owner??? ...but not sure about the HP wheel sets."

Yeah, I think they are designed for Tillig axles but I guess I should order some and see if I can make HP wheel sets work in them. I have a few modern era kits that will eventually need trucks ......DaveB
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Re: Bettendorf trucks for Hopper Car

Postby Richard-B » Mon May 09, 2016 2:53 pm

ctxmf74 wrote:I should order some and see if I can make HP wheel sets work in them.
"Somebody..." [Who? - brain death] makes small plastic bearing inserts intended for metal sideframes...
These might be useful for adjusting the axle bearing surface in or out.

A Reboxx tool is a must-have: http://www.reboxx.com/Tools.htm
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Re: Bettendorf trucks for Hopper Car

Postby areibel » Mon May 09, 2016 7:42 pm

The HP wheelsets will fit in the ConducTTor's trucks with only a little modification. The HP's have blunt axles instead of conical points, so you need to either deepen the pockets a bit (I used a 3/64" bit, I'm sure there's a number drill that's close) or file the ends of the axles off a bit.
I bought some of these-http://www.ebay.com/itm/Kadee-HOn3-scale-718-RP-25-Metal-26-Ribbed-wheels-8-sets-/370578522539?hash=item56483381ab:m:mLEMrfoUfN-vTF-NO9e5FdQ
The wheels look great, but the axles can't be regauged easily. I think I can cut that axles and use a small piece of tubing to spread them out to TT. It's too bad we couldn't talk Kadee into making one simple mold for a TT axle for these same wheels.
And that Reboxx tool, can it be narrowed enough for TT? I haven't ever seen one, but I wondered if it's one piece or if it comes apart and could be narrowed?
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Re: Bettendorf trucks for Hopper Car

Postby Bernd » Mon May 09, 2016 8:19 pm

Richard-B wrote:
ctxmf74 wrote:I should order some and see if I can make HP wheel sets work in them.
"Somebody..." [Who? - brain death] makes small plastic bearing inserts intended for metal sideframes...
These might be useful for adjusting the axle bearing surface in or out.

A Reboxx tool is a must-have: http://www.reboxx.com/Tools.htm


I don't see a TT scale one, only HO.

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Re: Bettendorf trucks for Hopper Car

Postby Richard-B » Mon May 09, 2016 9:36 pm

areibel wrote:And that Reboxx tool, can it be narrowed enough for TT? I haven't ever seen one, but I wondered if it's one piece or if it comes apart and could be narrowed?
Oh..
I used it on trucks that come apart... You would need to twist the solid ones considerably to make it work...
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Re: Bettendorf trucks for Hopper Car

Postby ctxmf74 » Tue May 10, 2016 12:28 am

"The HP wheelsets will fit in the ConducTTor's trucks with only a little modification. The HP's have blunt axles instead of conical points, so you need to either deepen the pockets a bit or file the end of the axles"

Thanks for confirming that they will work, I don't mind drilling the journals out a bit. ....DaveB
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