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3/4" truck casting kit

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:40 pm
by abrams464
Back in stock and ready to ship. 3/4" cast iron truck kits. Each kit includes: 8 wheels, 4 side frames, 2 bolsters and set of prints. Kit price $125.00 + $15.00 shipping (lower 48) Kits can be mailed outside of the USA for additional postage.

Re: 3/4" truck casting kit

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 3:54 pm
by Bill Shields
Might I suggest that you consider a bolster that will accommodate 1" track also?

At your price I would never make another one from scratch -> if it handled 4-3/4" track.

getting too old to balance on a 3/4" railset (giggle).

Re: 3/4" truck casting kit

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:28 pm
by Dick_Morris
I'm not in the market, but if you are using a flat rate USPS box the rate is the same to Alaska and Hawaii as it is within the Lower 48 states. If you are using UPS the rate is decidedly higher.

Re: 3/4" truck casting kit

Posted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:19 pm
by abrams464
Hi Bill, You could easily make the bolster with a piece of steel. Thanks for the idea.

Re: 3/4" truck casting kit

Posted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:22 pm
by abrams464
Yes the USPS flat rate is all 50 states!

Re: 3/4" truck casting kit

Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:30 am
by Bill Shields
Yes on the steel bolsters..and I would STILL be ahead of the game by $$ and time...but then I would have more 'left over' castings in the milk carton that I have been collecting for 40 years to add to what Jim Stuart collected for 50 years -> I am being over-run with 'left overs'

Would you consider selling parts (frames and wheels)???

that way you can collect the bolsters and only have cast what you need (after the fact).

Re: 3/4" truck casting kit

Posted: Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:14 pm
by elm53
Bill...seriously? What would you do if you were in Jim's position here? It's amazing to me that an engineer...you can't come up with a solution to the gauge issue..... This is a great price for the product.

Re: 3/4" truck casting kit

Posted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 5:59 am
by Bill Shields
since I have converted to 1", the solution is that I will $$$ trucks from Jim and make bolsters and be happy..but then I am in a position to make most anything so I am not bothered.

If I were Jim, I would look at what bolsters for 1" would cost and consider offering them.

it is all about selling what people want....and I am finding a few more 1" tracks out there then 3/4" (plus I wanted to build a new loco and 1" is a size that I don't have)

Re: 3/4" truck casting kit

Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:17 am
by steamingdon
Hey Bill, There is fellow on Ebay selling the whole casting set in 1" for the same price plus shipping ( CaseyJones) Talk with Dilly Dilly @ the Meet @ PVLS this weekend. He bought a set earlier this year. More news @ seven.

Re: 3/4" truck casting kit

Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:49 am
by Bill Shields
want to support Jim...

Re: 3/4" truck casting kit

Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:29 am
by JBodenmann
Hello My Friends
Very nice truck kit, and a great price! There has been a serious need for this item.
Jack

Re: 3/4" truck casting kit

Posted: Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:19 pm
by steamingdon
HEY BILL!

If you really wanted to support Jim A. you would buy the casting set as offered and alter the bolster, add stock to each end. Done. The wheel diameters aren`t even close to 1". :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :shock: These truck are side equalized, as you can see no springs. These patterns are copies of Bill Van brocklin`s Andrews trucks.