2 1/2" trucks

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2 1/2" trucks

Post by Drgw50 » Tue May 17, 2011 10:49 pm

Gents, I am badly needing 2 1/2" trucks. I know of roll models, Tom artzburger, and plum cove studios. Any others?
Bought some como roundhouse castings a few years ago, the castings were bad and unfortunately Rudy passed before i could get things resolved. Any pointers in the right direction? Thanks

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Re: 2 1/2" trucks

Post by makinsmoke » Wed May 18, 2011 8:09 am

These have been advertised on Discover Live Steam for several years.

2½" scale Arched-Bar Trucks
2-1/2"scale for 7-1/2 "or 7-1/4"ga..
Bearings in the axle, great articulation on bad rail., cast iron construction, 40 lbs. each for stability. BIG 5-1/2dia. wheels with 10-1/2" wheel base. Overall length: 16". $495.00 per set ready to run.
Couplers available too! email me craigadams@charter.net
phone 541.821.3691

Can't beat the price.
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Re: 2 1/2" trucks

Post by Drgw50 » Wed May 18, 2011 10:46 pm

Thank you Brian. Email him two weeks ago with no reply. Suppose I need to call.

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Re: 2 1/2" trucks

Post by Harlock » Thu May 19, 2011 12:46 am

Let me know if you have success ordering from him. The trucks are just what I need as well for some up-coming projects.
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Re: 2 1/2" trucks

Post by hollahan » Thu May 19, 2011 10:46 am

Nice trucks, iffy service.

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Re: 2 1/2" trucks

Post by 765nkp » Thu May 19, 2011 5:43 pm

Iffy service is right. I order some stuff from Craig, and it took several months to get it.
If your in a hurry, get them from someone else.

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Re: 2 1/2" trucks

Post by Drgw50 » Thu May 19, 2011 10:20 pm

Thanks folks. I have wheels and axles. I'm just going to order kits minus wheels and axles from rmi.

I can't see waiting months

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Re: 2 1/2" trucks

Post by kc6uvm » Thu May 19, 2011 10:29 pm

Have you tried Real Trains?

http://www.realtrains.com/index.php?opt ... mitstart=5

Costs a bit more... But I think they are turning out a quality product.
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Re: 2 1/2" trucks

Post by Drgw50 » Sun May 22, 2011 9:39 pm

I have read of stories where folks are having big trouble getting items from real trains.

I'll just get kits minus wheels and axles from rmi. Thanks folks

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Re: 2 1/2" trucks

Post by FLSTEAM » Mon May 23, 2011 7:48 am

There is a guy from Missouri that advertises on DLS. $495 a pr. Anyone ever bought his?
They are not true arch bars but look good.

Oops, sorry I just saw this reference above.


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Re: 2 1/2" trucks

Post by Kimball McGinley » Wed May 25, 2011 2:43 pm

Don't confuse "Real Trains" with "Roll Models." Both are in CA.

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Re: 2 1/2" trucks

Post by skid-roe » Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:47 am

wrightrailworks@gmail.com, (989) 330-6663 has 2 1/2" scale Vulcan trucks used on the East Broad Top for $500. he advertises in Live Steam Magazine

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