Trucks for riding cars

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Trucks for riding cars

Post by Kevin S » Thu Jul 06, 2017 7:07 pm

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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Re: Trucks for riding cars

Post by FLtenwheeler » Thu Jul 06, 2017 7:41 pm


We use different manufactures trucks. But they are all swing bolsters.

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Re: Trucks for riding cars

Post by pat1027 » Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:15 pm

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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Re: Trucks for riding cars

Post by optigman » Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:03 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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Re: Trucks for riding cars

Post by kenrinc » Fri Jul 07, 2017 3:38 pm

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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Re: Trucks for riding cars

Post by xo18thfa » Fri Jul 07, 2017 11:17 pm

Tom Bee Bettendorf with 1000# springs
Bob Sorenson, Las Vegas, Nevada

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Re: Trucks for riding cars

Post by Bill Donati » Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:43 am

Livesteamerparts also sell modern trucks great for riding cars 1300 lb springs with sealed roller bearings.

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Re: Trucks for riding cars

Post by OSUMiner » Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:29 pm

Mountain Car / Titan and Tom Bee both work well.

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