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Section 4 – Freight Car TrucksPage 1Modern Era, 70 or 100 Ton Roller Bearing Truck, 1 1/2” ScaleThese trucks are what is used by the prototype today under all but the heaviest cars. The truckthat this model is based on was first used in the early 1950’s. It was initially rated for 70 tonsbut improvements in materials and bearings later resulted in a 100 ton version that lookedidentical.This model is the only type of truck that is correct on modern cars and for use in trains pulled bylate model diesel locomotives. True Roller Bearing Design - Same as Prototype - Double Sealed Caged Roller Bearings Steel Wheels - IBLS Profile - Scale 33” (4 1/8” diameter) - Dished Both Sides More Than 1/2” Wheel Travel Prevents Derailments - Progressive Multi-Length SpringDesign (12 springs per truck) - Full Flexibility From Empty to Maximum Load Tool Steel Axles - Hardened to 60 Rc for Long Wear - Bearing Support of High Strength4130 Chrome Moly Steel - Side Frame and Bolster CNC Machined from Heat TreatedAluminum Bar - Detailed Aluminum Axle End Caps Turn With Wheels - All Bolts areStainless Steel - All Aluminum Parts Finished In Hard (type III) Black Anodize forMaximum Wear - All Steel Parts Black Zinc Plated - Much Tougher Than Paint and PreventsCorrosion Even if Scratched Includes Complete Installation and Maintenance ManualTo Include Brakes on These Trucks See Page ing70-100 Ton Modern Era Roller Bearing Truck, 7 530.00 17 10.001/2” Gauge1715T1B 70-100 Ton Modern Era Roller Bearing Truck, 7 530.00 17 10.001/4” Gauge17Prices are Per Pair (2 trucks)Shipped in Two Boxes - Weight Shown is Shipping Weight in Pounds for Each Box

Section 4 – Freight Car TrucksPage 2 Steam Era, 70 Ton Plane Bearing Truck, 1 1/2” ScaleThese trucks were what was used throughout the steam era. You may see a few today onmaintenance of way cars but they are uncommon. The model is correct under any type of freightcar from built the first World War through the 1960’s. Steel Wheels - IBLS Profile - Scale 33” (4 1/8” diameter) - Dished Both Sides More Than 1/2” Wheel Travel Prevents Derailments - Progressive Multi-Length SpringDesign (12 springs per truck) - Full Flexibility From Empty to Maximum Load Needle Bearings in Special Self-Aligning Housing - Allows Axle to Rotate Freely WithoutRestricting Motion of Side Frames - Bearing Housing of High Strength 4130 Chrome MolySteel Hardened to 45 Rc Side Frame and Bolster CNC Machined from Heat Treated Aluminum Bar - All AluminumFinished In Hard (type III) Black Anodize for Maximum Wear - All Steel Parts Black ZincPlated - Much Tougher Than Paint and Prevents Corrosion Even if Scratched Includes Complete Installation and Maintenance ManualTo Include Brakes on These Trucks See Page ing70 Ton Steam Era Plane Bearing Truck, 7 1/2” 530.00 17 10.00Gauge1715T3B 70 Ton Steam Era Plane Bearing Truck, 7 1/4” 530.00 17 10.0017GaugePrices are Per Pair (2 trucks)Shipped in Two Boxes - Weight Shown is Shipping Weight in Pounds for Each Box

Section 4 – Freight Car TrucksPage 3Arch Bar Truck, 1 1/2” ScaleThese trucks were common from the early days of railroading until after the first World War.The model is most correct under freight cars of wood frame or truss rod construction. In lateryears they were found only under cabooses and tenders, and still later only under maintenanceof-way equipment. Steel Wheels - IBLS Profile - Scale 33” (4 1/8” diameter) - Dished Both Sides More Than 1/2” Wheel Travel Prevents Derailments - Coil or Leaf Springs with Two StageDesign - Full Flexibility From Empty to Maximum Load All Side Frame Components of Steel - Completely Bolted Together and Then FurnaceBrazed Into One Unit - Nothing To Come Loose or Require Maintenance Needle Roller Bearings in Special Self-Aligning Steel Journal Box Housing - Allows Axle toRotate Freely Without Restricting Motion of Side Frames Bolster and Spring Plank Machined from Heat Treated Aluminum - Finished In Hard (typeIII) Black Anodize for Maximum Wear - All Steel Parts Black Zinc Plated - Much TougherThan Paint and Prevents Corrosion Even if Scratched Includes Complete Installation and Maintenance ManualPlease Note - These Arch Bar Trucks Should Be Limited to a Maximum Total Car Weightof 600 Pounds (270 kg.) per Pair of TrucksTo Include Brakes on These Trucks See Page 4StockNumberDescription15T5AArch Bar Truck, 7 1/2” Gauge, Coil Springs15T5BArch Bar Truck, 7 1/4” Gauge, Coil Springs15T5CArch Bar Truck, 7 1/2” Gauge, Leaf SpringsCostWeight 610.00 2121 610.00 2121 825.00 2222PackingHandling 10.00 10.00 10.00

Section 4 – Freight Car TrucksPage 415T5DArch Bar Truck, 7 1/4” Gauge, Leaf Springs 825.00 2222 10.00Prices are Per Pair (2 trucks)Shipped in Two Boxes - Weight Shown is Shipping Weight in Pounds for Each Box Brakes for 1 1/2” Scale Modern Era, Steam Era, or Arch Bar TrucksTop View of Air Brake Equipped TruckBottom View Of Truck – 1 1/4” Single Acting CylinderIf your club or home layout includes steep grades or long trains you may want to consider addingbrakes to your cars. Some people simply like the looks or the expanded operating possibilities ofbrakes. Some clubs may require them. Most of our trucks are available with a brake systeminstalled. You should be sure that the system selected is compatible with any existing brakesystems so that all cars will work together to stop the train. Brake Beams, Hangers, and Operating Mechanism of Cold Rolled Steel – Black Zinc Plated Bronze Brake Shoes - Stainless Steel Air Cylinders All Bolts, Nuts, Washers, and Pins are Stainless SteelThe Following Are The Brake Options Available:Add these prices to the price of a pair of trucks to get the price of a truck with brakes.This applies only to orders for trucks and brakes together.Contact us if you want to add brakes to existing ling15T14A Brake Hangers, Beams, and Shoes Only (no 140.00 1operating mechanism)15T14B Brake Hangers, Beams, Linkage, Shoes and Air 250.00 4Cylinder (mounted directly to brake beams)State Cylinder Size Needed (9/16”, 3/4”, 1 1/16”,1 1/4” or 1 1/2”) and if Single or Double Acting15T14C Brake Hangers, Beams, Linkage, Shoes and 360.00 8Dual Vacuum Diaphragms (VC-12 type onbrackets with operating linkage)15T14E Additional for Arch Bar Trucks (requires bracket) 60.00 1

Section 4 – Freight Car TrucksPage 5Automatic Safety Air Brake EquipmentThis adds automatic air brakes thatwill apply if the train brake linegoing to the car is parted. It must beused with trucks equipped withdouble acting air cylinders (notincluded). Normally supplieduninstalled but with completeinstructions to add to any type of car.You need only to furnish mountingscrews suitable to the material of thecar floor. Available installed ifordered with an assembled car. Includes Air Tank, Check Valve,Regulator, Tubing and Fittings toFit One Car (2 trucks)Air Dump Valve is Optional –Allows Moving of Car NotAttached to Air SourcePrototype Operation – DecreaseTrain Line Pressure to ApplyBrakes – Increase to ReleaseBulkhead Fittings and MountingBrackets at Each End of CarShown with Optional Dump Valve and 18” TankStockNumberDescription15T15A Automatic Air Brake Kit, 10” Air Tank for ShorterCars15T15B Automatic Air Brake Kit, 18” Air Tank for Longor Heavy Cars15T15C Automatic Air Brake Kit, 10” Air Tank for ShorterCars, Includes Dump Valve15T15D Automatic Air Brake Kit, 18” Air Tank for Longor Heavy Cars, Includes Dump Valve15T15E Installation On Finished Car (additional)CostWeightPackingHandling 213.00 10 230.00 10 262.00 12 279.00 12 180.00See Section 13 for Air Compressors, Control Valves, Additional Tubing and Fittings

Section 4 – Freight Car TrucksPage 6Modern Era, 100 Ton Roller Bearing Truck, 1 1/2” ScaleThese trucks are what is used by the prototype today under all but the heaviest cars. The truckthat this model is based on was first used in the 1960’s. Earlier versions of this truck using 33inch wheels that were rated for 100 tons resulted in excessive rail wear. This was corrected byincreasing the wheel size to 36 inches. This is a model of that later truck. True Roller Bearing Design - Same as Prototype - Double Sealed Caged Roller Bearings Steel Wheels - IBLS Profile - Scale 36” (4 1/2” diameter) - Dished Both Sides More Than 1/2” Wheel Travel Prevents Derailments - Progressive Multi-Length SpringDesign (12 springs per truck) - Full Flexibility From Empty to Maximum Load Tool Steel Axles - Hardened to 60 Rc for Long Wear - Bearing Support of High Strength4130 Chrome Moly Steel - Side Frame and Bolster CNC Machined from Heat TreatedAluminum Bar - Detailed Aluminum Axle End Caps Turn With Wheels - All AluminumParts Finished In Hard (type III) Black Anodize for Maximum Wear - All Steel Parts BlackZinc Plated - Much Tougher Than Paint and Prevents Corrosion Even if Scratched All Bolts are Stainless Steel Not Available With Brakes Includes Complete Installation and Maintenance Handling100 Ton Modern Era 36” Wheel Roller Bearing 579.00 19 10.00Truck, 7 1/2” Gauge1915T7B 100 Ton Modern Era 36” Wheel Roller Bearing 579.00 19 10.00Truck, 7 1/4” Gauge19Prices are Per Pair (2 trucks)Shipped in Two Boxes - Weight Shown is Shipping Weight in Pounds for Each Box

Section 4 – Freight Car TrucksPage 7Arch Bar Truck, 2 1/2” ScaleThese trucks were common from the early days of railroading until after the first World War.The model is most correct under freight cars of wood frame or truss rod construction. In lateryears they were found only under cabooses and tenders, and still later only under maintenanceor-way equipment. Steel Wheels - IBLS 1 1/2” Scale Flange Profile Except 1 1/4” Wide (correct width for scalewith flange to allow operation on existing layouts) - Scale 26” (5.42” diameter) - DishedBoth Sides More Than 1/2” Wheel Travel Prevents Derailments - Coil Springs with Two Stage Design Full Flexibility From Empty to Maximum Load All Side Frame Components of Steel - Completely Bolted Together and Then FurnaceBrazed Into One Unit - Nothing To Come Loose or Require Maintenance Needle Roller Bearings in Special Self-Aligning Steel Journal Box Housing - Allows Axle toRotate Freely Without Restricting Motion of Side Frames Bolster and Spring Plank Machined from Heat Treated Aluminum - Finished In Hard (typeIII) Black Anodize for Maximum Wear - All Steel Parts Black Zinc Plated - Much TougherThan Paint and Prevents Corrosion Even if Scratched Includes Complete Installation and Maintenance ManualStockNumberDescription25T5AArch Bar Truck, 7 1/2” Gauge25T5BArch Bar Truck, 7 1/4” GaugeCostWeight 790.00 3333 790.00 3333PackingHandling 10.00 10.00Prices are Per Pair (2 trucks)Shipped in Two Boxes - Weight Shown is Shipping Weight in Pounds for Each Box

Section 4 – Freight Car TrucksPage 8Steam Era Bettendorf Freight Truck, 3” ScaleThis truck was one of the most commonly seen designs from 1920 to the 1970’s. Unlike most ofour trucks, this truck is offered as a set of castings to make two trucks but does not includebearings, springs, or metal stock. May be assembled for 14”, 14 1/8”, 15” or 16” Gauges Cast in Ductile Iron for Heavy Service Wheels are 85ksi Iron That Can Be Heat Treated to Harden Tread Kit Includes 4 Side Frames, 2 Bolsters, 8 Wheels, 8 Spring Plates, 8 Journal Box Lids You Furnish Bearings, Springs, Axles, Etc. Machining and Assembly Required Proven Design – Over 100 Running Complete Plans Included – Show Alternate Bearing and Spring Designs Operable Journal Lids Furnished as a Kit of Rough Castings – Machining, Springs, Bearings, Hardware andAssembly is ngHandlingCasting Kit (8 wheels, 4 side frames, 2 bolsters, 820.00 290 20.008 journal covers, 4 upper spring retainers, 4lower spring retainers, plans, instructions)30T8L Brake Kit (8 shoes, plans, instructions) 140.00 2430T8M Assembled, Painted, and Tested Pair of Trucks, 3120.00 400 50.00Includes Air Brakes with 2” Double ActingCylindersTrucks Shipped FreightBrake Kits Ordered Separately Shipped UPS or Postal Mail

Section 4 – Freight Car TrucksPage 9Leaf Springs, 1 1/2” ScaleThese are leaf spring conversion units for some of our trucks. Leaf springs were commonly usedunder cabooses, tenders, and other cars which carried people. Drawing shows conversion unitfor Modern Roller Bearing and Steam Era Trucks. Photo shows leaf springs in Arch Bar Truck. Two Stage Progressive Design - Truck Remains Flexible With Car Empty or Loaded Stainless Steel Leafs - Do Not Rust Even After Flexing In Use Completely Assembled - Snap In Installation - If Ordered With Trucks Will Be Sent Installed Complete Instructions ndling15T14A Leaf Spring Conversion for 1 1/2” Scale Modern 340.002Roller Bearing and Steam Era Plane BearingTrucks, Three Springs Per Side15T14B Leaf Spring Conversion for 1 1/2” Scale Arch 230.002Bar Trucks, Two Springs Per Side, IncludesNew Spring PlankPrices are For Conversion Units to Do One Pair (2) of TrucksSold Only to Owners of Our Trucks – Not For Use With Other Products – Proof ofOwnership May Be Required Copyright 2014, Real Trains

Section 4 – Freight Car Trucks Page 1 _ Modern Era, 70 or 100 Ton Roller Bearing Truck, 1 1/2” Scale These trucks are what is used by the prototype today under all but the heaviest cars. The truck that t