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    • December 3, 2015 2:20 PM EST
      • Post Falls, Idaho
         
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      Truck Identification

      Hey just seen this nice little skeleton log car on Ebay and I love the trucks on it. Can anyone identify them. The seller does not know anything other than they are metal.

       

      They have a great looking wooden arch bar design.

       

      Ebay log car

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    • December 4, 2015 2:31 PM EST
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      Devon, I believe they are Hartford "Carter Bros" trucks. Very early DSP&P prototype. I bought this kit 20 yrs ago and this is as far as I got on it. It has wooden bolsters. 

       

       

    • December 4, 2015 5:11 PM EST
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      I think that truck John would love to see it finished. But I see these on the Hartford catalog and the bolster orientation is different. That's not to say this one or one of the others weren't modified which I am thinking is the case. Either way those Hartford trucks are the ticket. I am glad I asked because the hartford trucks are a great truck for detailing my "show" pieces. I cant see buying them for all my rolling stock but for a few pieces for my man cave display they look great.

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    • December 4, 2015 6:00 PM EST
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      Yeh, I should finish them. I lost the drawings....But who needs the instructions, anyway!  :-)  

      Maybe they are Saxton Car and Foundry or Simpson trucks. I can't remember. I have done both in the past.

      This post was edited by John Bouck at December 4, 2015 8:50 PM EST
    • December 4, 2015 6:01 PM EST
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      They do seem to have the same level of detail as the Harford trucks.  I haven't seen the spiral castings on the inside of the wheels provided by Harford.

       

      The Harford products can be seen on the Ozark Miniatures web site.  https://www.ozarkminiatures.com/Scripts/default.asp

       

       

      This post was edited by Dave Acevedo at December 4, 2015 6:08 PM EST
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    • December 4, 2015 9:21 PM EST
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      I think this is what mine are supposed to look like finished.

       

    • December 4, 2015 10:02 PM EST
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      Well John make yours look like that then.

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    • February 18, 2016 4:50 PM EST
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      They are Russ Simpson trucks. Plastic side frames, white metal bolsters and springs made of a piece of wire. 1:24 scale, so rather small.

      Gion

    • February 18, 2016 8:35 PM EST
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      Welcome Gion!

    • February 18, 2016 11:25 PM EST
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      Gion, Welcome to LSC. And thanks for the identification. Do you know if there is s source for them? I see he has passed away? @1:24 they would be to small for my 1:20.3 stuff but for some small rolling stock or maybe some of my indoor stuff which will be 1:24.

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    • February 19, 2016 3:29 AM EST
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      Hey Devon, Are you casting any trucks? If so give me a PM........

    • February 19, 2016 6:50 AM EST
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      Devon Sinsley said:

      Gion, Welcome to LSC. And thanks for the identification. Do you know if there is s source for them? I see he has passed away? @1:24 they would be to small for my 1:20.3 stuff but for some small rolling stock or maybe some of my indoor stuff which will be 1:24.

      @1:24 they would be too small for my 1:20.3 stuff but for some small rolling stock or maybe some of my indoor stuff which will be 1:24.

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    • February 21, 2016 11:08 AM EST
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      Thank you for the welcome. I have been reading this forum in the background for a while before daring to utter an opinion...

      I own two pairs of these trucks through a parts lot bought on Swiss Ebay. I don't think they are still offered anywhere, and with Hartford and other trucks available I wouldn't bother to look for them. The sideframes are very light, and the styrene/white metal bonds break easily under load. I have used one pair under a 8-wheel summer trailer made of two Bachmann open street cars, so the scale fits.

      Measurements are 50.8 mm wheel base and 27.5 mm wheel diameter, which converts in 1:24 to a 4 ft wheelbase with 26" wheels. In 1:20.3 it would be 3'4" wheel base with 22" wheels, very small! The ribbed wheels are plastic, so no match for Hartford metal wheels in my opinion.

      Gion

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