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- Location: Rocklin, CA
Whose trucks are clubs using for riding cars for pulling the public? I would like to hear both positive and negative comments.
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- Joined: Sun Jan 05, 2003 8:47 am
- Location: Florida, on the Lake Wales Ridge
We use different manufactures trucks. But they are all swing bolsters.
He who dies with the most unfinished projects: Should of put more time into their hobby.
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- Joined: Sat Oct 09, 2004 3:45 pm
- Location: Michigan
On the club T cars we use Tom Bee's Bettendorf trucks with the 1000 lb springs. The members cars are a mix of Morris, Mountain Car/Titan, Railroad Supply and some unknowns.
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- Joined: Wed Jul 15, 2015 11:17 pm
Dan OBrien & Associates machine shop makes the most robust / indestructable machined riding car trucks avsilable anywhere. He is a member of Los Angeles Live Steamers. His company is Rail Rider Supply. 970 East Discovery Lane. Aneheim Ca 92801
These Billet machined steel trucks will outlast anything and are built for continuous daily use.
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- Joined: Tue Jul 27, 2010 1:11 pm
- Location: SF Bay Area
I know for our public train we have a mix of MCC and Tom Bee. The public train guys had issues with the original Mountain Car Co... trucks (Now Titan), but these were early trucks. At some point in their history, changes were made to the original design which made them much more flexible. Their current trucks are excellent. All of my cars have MCC/Titan trucks and I've never had any issues with them. $.02
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- Location: Las Vegas NV
Tom Bee Bettendorf with 1000# springs
Bob Sorenson, Las Vegas, Nevada
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Livesteamerparts also sell modern trucks great for riding cars 1300 lb springs with sealed roller bearings.
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- Joined: Mon Feb 09, 2015 11:02 pm
- Location: Columbus, Ohio
Mountain Car / Titan and Tom Bee both work well.