Gold Coast freight trucks

Gold Coast freight trucks

Postby scaro » Mon Sep 06, 2010 11:58 am

Got some Gold Coast trucks finally and am dead impressed, great, crisp casting and easy to put together, a bit like some of the HOn3 trucks by Precision Scale Co etc. Scale to 5'7" wheelbase which is fine for my needs.

Well done Felix and co.

Here is one with NWSL (HO 26") wheels (36" in TT)

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You couldn't really ask for a better appearance than that. I'm sold.

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Re: Gold Coast freight trucks

Postby TTTerrific » Thu Feb 18, 2016 4:46 pm

Last post on these trucks appears to be about five years old. Where DOES one purchase these trucks now-a-days? I understand that Fox Valley is anticipating receiving a shipment of TT 33" inch wheels this month. I'd kinda like to obtain a few pairs of the GC freight truck and mate them up with the Fox Valley wheels. Is that possible/feasible? :eh:
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Re: Gold Coast freight trucks

Postby ctxmf74 » Thu Feb 18, 2016 4:53 pm

"I'd kinda like to obtain a few pairs of the GC freight truck and mate them up with the Fox Valley wheels. Is that possible/feasible?"

I guess you'd need to ask Fox Valley what kind of axles they put the wheels on? I've used FVM N scale wheels sets and they are very nice. I have a lot of the old HP trucks so am laying my track to take HP and Goldcoast wheels, I'd need a set of Fox Valley wheels to know if they are compatible with the others?... ....DaveB
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Re: Gold Coast freight trucks

Postby Arseny » Thu Feb 18, 2016 5:20 pm

If they receive new portion of TT-scale wheels, it will be great. Maybe I'll by some.
I do not know anything about GC trucks, but maybe ask Lok-n-Roll?
As for me, I plan to use Peresvet trucks. They look quite close to American trucks, I beleive they can work.
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Re: Gold Coast freight trucks

Postby ConducTTor » Thu Feb 18, 2016 6:18 pm

Lok N Roll bought Gold Coast so they would be the ones you need to contact.
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Re: Gold Coast freight trucks

Postby Bernd » Thu Feb 18, 2016 6:25 pm

Picture comparison of Fox Valley axle to Gold Coast axle.

Gold Coast on left. Fox Valley on right.

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Fox Valley axles in Gold Coast truck frame. The wheels sets are a bit sloppy from side to side. Possibly do to the finer pointed axle ends.

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I had bought 100 wheels last year in anticipation for making trucks for my log buggies.

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Re: Gold Coast freight trucks

Postby ctxmf74 » Thu Feb 18, 2016 7:08 pm

"Gold Coast on left. Fox Valley on right."

How do the Fox Valley wheels compare to HP wheels as far as code(tread width) and flange size? I'm wondering if the Fox Valley wheels will work thru my turnouts......DaveB
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Re: Gold Coast freight trucks

Postby Bernd » Thu Feb 18, 2016 11:19 pm

ctxmf74 wrote:How do the Fox Valley wheels compare to HP wheels as far as code(tread width) and flange size?


The first picture should be a good enough comparison as far as tread width is concerned.

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Re: Gold Coast freight trucks

Postby Richard-B » Fri Feb 19, 2016 12:57 pm

AFAIK...
Gold Coast passed the dies for the AAR 'Bettendorf' trucks to Lok-n-Roll... so they should, in theory, be able to injection mold more. These dies were hand cut by the late Joel Beurling, so if the dies wear out or get damaged... "c'est fini!"

That said... I'm not sure how many, if any, 33-inch wheel sets were sent along with the dies... and if Lok-n-Roll sources these themselves... they may differ from the ones that GCR (US) used. Note that GCR also offered 36-inch wheel sets, which are not correct for these trucks.
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Re: Gold Coast freight trucks

Postby modorney » Fri Feb 19, 2016 3:50 pm

Are there any trucks available that could be resold by TT West?
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