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    • April 22, 2020 8:11 PM EDT
      • Phila., Pa.
         
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      power truck

      Hello everyone :

      I hope I'm in the right forum. I want to replace this truck with a power truck and I hope you guy's will help me . I just got a 1.24 scale trolley model and I want to power it. The height is 45 mm from rail and the length is 60 mm between the axles. I can't find any specs on line and I'm hoping you guy's can help me find one. I would also like a second unpowered truck if possible. Any leads would be really helpful.

      Thanks everyone

      Bob   

      This post was edited by srmoment at April 22, 2020 8:40 PM EDT
    • April 22, 2020 11:47 PM EDT
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      Apparently we need more details to spark our memories.

      Do you have a name for what you have, who made your trolley?

      That truck doesn't look sturdy enough to handle torque, but that's my opinion.

      Bachmann may have a powered axle you can hide within, search their parts catalog, G section (large scale), loco parts or trolley, rail car parts

       

      https://estore.bachmanntrains.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=66

       

      They are out of many items, but maybe you'll find something to make do, until knowledgeable folks give you real answers. 

      Good luck and stay healthy

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      John

       

      The older I get, the less I know, please don't make me prove it.

       

       

    • April 23, 2020 3:37 AM EDT
      • Phila., Pa.
         
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      Hi John :

      Thanks for getting back to me . The model is made by OcCre , and is the San Francisco cable car. I don't want to use any part of the truck. I want to replace it with a motorized truck. I only put the picture in for reference to show how much space I have for the motor block. The wheels are 29 mm   (no flange ) . I'm not sure Bachmann will help me because this is 1.24 . I've seen the motor blocks on line but I can't get any specs. USA Trains has them for their diesels but I cant get any measurements. I know you guys are far better informed than I am and I am hoping someone can point me in the right direction. 

      Thank's for any help you can give

      Bob

      PLEASE BE SAFE EVERY0NE   

      This post was edited by srmoment at April 23, 2020 3:41 AM EDT
    • April 23, 2020 11:05 AM EDT
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      I was afraid of that, re OcCre.

      We've seen a couple of builds, but have no connection to parts here.

      We do a lot of 'scratch building' here and cross use isn't new.

      I think you'll need to search via OcCre.

      Good Luck

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      John

       

      The older I get, the less I know, please don't make me prove it.

       

       

    • April 23, 2020 2:44 PM EDT
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      Hi John :

      I think I found something close to what I need . USA Trains model R22-12 . It's 5/8 '' longer and axle to axle length is about 1'' longer but I think I can make it work. It might be an issue on curves but I wont know until I try. Wheels are exactly the same size.

      Thank's again for trying to help me . PLEASE BE SAFE

      Bob 

    • April 24, 2020 7:34 AM EDT
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      A good short motor block would be the one for the LGB American trolley.  length is 4 and 1/8 inch long whereas the USA Trains is 4 1/2 inch long.

      Part number at Trainli.com

      LGB-20380-799

       

    • April 24, 2020 5:11 PM EDT
      • Phila., Pa.
         
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      Thanks Dan :

      I already ordered the usa trains block but its good to know that there is an alternative . Thanks for the part number.

      Please be safe'

      Bob 

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