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Russ Hanscom
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real NG trucks

Post by Russ Hanscom » Sun Jul 01, 2018 4:15 pm

Here are a few pictures of a set of passenger style trucks destined for car 053, an ex RPO now serving as a cook car to a rotary snowplow train on the Cumbers and Toltec. There is also an earlier vintage set under way for an 1889 coach and a set of steel frame ones for RPO 54. Between the three pairs, we have almost five years of effort.
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Re: real NG trucks

Post by jeffsmith » Sun Jul 01, 2018 5:11 pm

Great job guys!

I know its has been a long haul but the effort is starting to pay off.

Russ Hanscom
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Re: real NG trucks

Post by Russ Hanscom » Sun Jul 01, 2018 6:07 pm

One of those weeks when a bunch of things finally came together - that pile of loose parts in the container got a bit smaller. Hope to have two pairs on the road in a few more sessions. The pair in the photos needs to have the brake beams hung and then ready to paint - after a final check for loose nuts and so forth.

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Re: real NG trucks

Post by RCRR » Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:30 am

In the pictured trucks... Are the main sideframes all wood, or are they clad in iron?

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Re: real NG trucks

Post by Russ Hanscom » Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:31 am

The frames are composite, oak center with 1/4" thick steel side plates; that goes back to the 1880s Pullman plans, which the D&RG appears to have copied. Some of these trucks were in service at least until the 50's, and the 053 car still had wood brake beams in some photos.

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