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    • March 4, 2018 3:31 PM EST
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      6 wheel truck sizes

       Been looking for 6 wheel trucks to perhaps build a mason bogie with and have gotten some very good replies, now interested in finding out how big aristo-crafts are compared to USA trains ones, understand that the USA train ones is bigger, does any one have any knowledge of these 2 brands? thanks Bill

    • March 4, 2018 3:58 PM EST
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      Bill, you mean 6 wheel tender trucks right? Not just any6 wheel trucks like passenger ones?

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    • March 4, 2018 5:44 PM EST
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      Not to mention that to the best of my knowledge, all Mason tender trucks are of an 'arch bar' design for 2 axle and a triple pedestal design for the 3 axle trucks. See http://www.ross-crain.com/rr_dsp2a-266T.htm . I believe that any of the manufactured trucks would be too modern, unless of course you can live with that much deviation from prototype.

       

      Just my tuppence.

      This post was edited by Bob Cope at March 4, 2018 5:44 PM EST
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    • March 4, 2018 7:43 PM EST
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      A book worth having if you don't already is Mason Steam Locomotives, by Arthur W. Wallace, 2004 by Heimburger House Publishing. Those 6 axle trailing trucks are rather interesting looking things. Double crossbeams/bolsters; equalizing levers/leaf springs above the sideframe (if there is enough material there to call it that) and pedestals;

    • March 5, 2018 7:54 AM EST
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      Bill,

      If you're not already familiar with it, there was an entire Master Class on scratch building a Mason Bogie on MyLargeScale back in 2006.  I believe most if not all the instructions are still available.  I did an article on building the MB 3 axel truck from Laser-cut styrene parts.  I know you can still download the pdf files for all the components but I don't believe there is still anyone around who can cut them for you.  Maybe you could sweet talk someone into it.

      Here's the link:

       

      http://forums.mylargescale.com/27-masterclass-articles/223-mason-bogie-tender-truck-kit-assembly-tips.html

       

      Doc Watson

    • March 5, 2018 9:15 AM EST
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      Thanks for the link, I watched the complete one on building the Mason bogie and all I can say is wow, I'm more into repurposing than exacting scale, guess I!m lazy, thanks again Bill

    • March 5, 2018 9:35 AM EST
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      Ima Bad Rooster said:

      Bill, you mean 6 wheel tender trucks right? Not just any6 wheel trucks like passenger ones?

      Yes ones for a tender, but not that important as it's the look I'm going for not the exact

    • March 5, 2018 9:39 AM EST
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      Bob Cope said:

      Not to mention that to the best of my knowledge, all Mason tender trucks are of an 'arch bar' design for 2 axle and a triple pedestal design for the 3 axle trucks. See http://www.ross-crain.com/rr_dsp2a-266T.htm . I believe that any of the manufactured trucks would be too modern, unless of course you can live with that much deviation from prototype.

       

      Just my tuppence.    Not my intent to be protipical just going for the look of 3 wheels on 1 side, thanks Bill

       

    • March 5, 2018 11:55 AM EST
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      OK, I will get you the measurements some time soon, I have the Aristo Tender with the 6 wheel trucks, and a USAT Hudson with the 6 wheel trucks, plus the Aristo 6 wheel HW passenger trucks.

       

      It may take until the weekend... feel free to ping me by my email, as in my signature.

       

      Greg

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