Bettendorf trucks for Hopper Car

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Re: Bettendorf trucks for Hopper Car

Postby modorney » Thu Jun 09, 2016 7:38 pm

How do the axles fir on the second run?

Will you put 8 or 10 on a tree (sprue)?
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Re: Bettendorf trucks for Hopper Car

Postby dwyaneward » Thu Jun 09, 2016 8:05 pm

modorney wrote:How do the axles fir on the second run?

Will you put 8 or 10 on a tree (sprue)?


Do not know yet, shapeways production is behind schedule this time around. The order was to ship today, but has not.

I have them spruce presently in 2 ,4 and 8 truck grouping.

Just got a email on status - Your new expected ship date is between Friday, June 10, and Wednesday, June 15.
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Re: Bettendorf trucks for Hopper Car

Postby modorney » Fri Jun 10, 2016 9:29 am

Sounds great!
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Re: Bettendorf trucks for Hopper Car

Postby dwyaneward » Tue Jun 14, 2016 5:55 pm

Today, I received the new batch of trucks from Shapeways. I am very happy with the out come of this batch. Wheel sets have a slight tight fit that will required little reaming of the bearing journal pockets for smooth free rolling, which works for me. I have make these available in my shapeways store.

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Re: Bettendorf trucks for Hopper Car

Postby Bernd » Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:24 pm

Looking real good. Going to have to purchase a couple of sets for some projects that are in the wings.

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Re: Bettendorf trucks for Hopper Car

Postby modorney » Wed Jun 15, 2016 12:27 pm

Looks good - supposedly shapeways has free shipping for June?

What do you use to ream out the pockets? I thought of cutting the Micro Mark reamer in half and "gluing" it back together :)

It's basically a 70 degree taper, I assume?
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Re: Bettendorf trucks for Hopper Car

Postby dwyaneward » Wed Jun 15, 2016 2:23 pm

modorney wrote:What do you use to ream out the pockets?


I have nothing yet, hoping Bernd would have something soon for TT Scale. See his comments back on page 2-3
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Re: Bettendorf trucks for Hopper Car

Postby Bernd » Wed Jun 15, 2016 4:23 pm

dwyaneward wrote:
modorney wrote:What do you use to ream out the pockets?


I have nothing yet, hoping Bernd would have something soon for TT Scale. See his comments back on page 2-3


Thanks for the reminder. Had completely forgot I mentioned that. So what is the proper angle & length?

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Re: Bettendorf trucks for Hopper Car

Postby dwyaneward » Wed Jun 15, 2016 5:03 pm

Bernd wrote:
dwyaneward wrote:
modorney wrote:What do you use to ream out the pockets?


I have nothing yet, hoping Bernd would have something soon for TT Scale. See his comments back on page 2-3


Thanks for the reminder. Had completely forgot I mentioned that. So what is the proper angle & length?

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Journal pockets are 60 degree per NMRA, axle length are 18.5mm per the ones I ordered
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Re: Bettendorf trucks for Hopper Car

Postby modorney » Tue Jun 21, 2016 7:40 pm

My eight are

Jul 1, 2016 Estimated Ship Date
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