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Six Wheel Buckeye trucks

Post by theg8nw » Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:03 pm

Who out there offers Six Wheel Buckeye tender trucks as rough castings or semi finished such as wheels and axles done, and with air brakes?
1-1/2" scale 7 1/2" gauge

Or does anyone have a set of castings sitting on the shelf ?

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Re: Six Wheel Buckeye trucks

Post by BigDumbDinosaur » Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:41 am

theg8nw wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:03 pm
Who out there offers Six Wheel Buckeye tender trucks as rough castings or semi finished such as wheels and axles done, and with air brakes?
1-1/2" scale 7 1/2" gauge

Or does anyone have a set of castings sitting on the shelf ?

Thanks
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Re: Six Wheel Buckeye trucks

Post by theg8nw » Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:19 am

Yes I did try tombeeonline and they emailed me back saying "we no longer sell the semi finished kits.  We only sell the finished trucks.  We do not sell air brake kits for buckeyes."
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Re: Six Wheel Buckeye trucks

Post by BigDumbDinosaur » Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:10 pm

theg8nw wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:19 am
Yes I did try tombeeonline and they emailed me back saying "we no longer sell the semi finished kits.  We only sell the finished trucks.  We do not sell air brake kits for buckeyes."
I guess things have changed since Tom sold the business. :?
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Re: Six Wheel Buckeye trucks

Post by Bob Chamberlain » Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:03 pm

I think you are correct about Tom Bee things have changed. at least you got an Email out of them, I got a big zero after four attempts

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Re: Six Wheel Buckeye trucks

Post by JBodenmann » Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:30 pm

Hello My Friends
Jim Kreider has a great casting set for six wheel Buckeye tender trucks. Also investment cast bronze brake rigging. I have put these tender trucks together and they are very nice. These are the trucks for the Nickel Plate Berkshire tenders. This is the only photo I could find .
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Re: Six Wheel Buckeye trucks

Post by jessebanning » Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:38 pm

We ( Little Engines) have buckeye trucks. However, are currently out of stock on the castings. I anticipate to have more in a few months.. If you are in a hurry, I agree with Jack and contact Jim.
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Re: Six Wheel Buckeye trucks

Post by locoworks » Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:53 pm

I've got a set of machined Little Engines buckeye 6-wheel castings together with wheels and axles sitting on my shop shelf. The brake cylinders, shoes, etc are not machined. All in iron and very (very) heavy. Drawings too. Make an offer........

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