HO Scale Plastic Trucks with Brass Wheelsets

Check out our extensive list of Brass Trucks and Individual Pilot Wheelsets

A large selection of replacement Wheelsets can be seen here.

Tahoe Model Works

Picture Description Price

TMW-102

TMW-102

50 TON DALMAN TWO LEVEL TRUCKS WITH LATERAL MOTION

with insulated metal RP-25 contour wheelsets.

Dalman 2 Level trunks could also be equipped with the Barber Lateral Motion Device. This feature used steel rollers and a roller seat between the springs and bolster to provide a little side-to-side movement of the car body to the track, reducing wear to wheel flanges, journals and couplers. Railroads using these trucks included ATSF, CN, CP, CNJ, CB&Q, CNW, IC, MP (and subsidiaries I-GN and StLB&M), NP, RI, and SP.

$7.00/ea

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AC&F ARCH BAR TRUCKS

with insulated metal RP-25 contour wheelsets.

The prototype for this arch bar truck was built by American Car and Foundry and is in the collection at the Illinois Railway Museum.  This truck has a 5’-6” wheelbase and is suitable for 40 and 50 ton capacity freight cars.

$7.00/ea

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BETTENDORF SWING MOTION CABOOSE TRUCKS

with insulated metal RP-25 contour wheelsets.

This swing motion truck was manufactured by the Bettendorf Co. from 1924 until the early 1930s.  Railroads that had some cabooses with this truck included ATSF, BN, CB&Q, C&O, Erie, EL, MILW, MKT, MP, NKP, PM, and RI.  These trucks could be seen under wood double sheathed, single sheathed, all steel, transfer, drovers and even extended vision cabooses.

$7.00/ea

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BARBER-BETTENDORF SWING MOTION CABOOSE TRUCKS

with insulated metal RP-25 contour wheelsets.

Conventional trucks, such as this one, complied with American Railway Association standards, and prototype features included a spring plank spanning across both side frames and, in each side frame, four coil springs grouped close together. 

$7.00/ea

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BUCKEYE A.R.A. 50-TON TRUCKS

with insulated metal RP-25 contour wheelsets.

This truck was manufactured by the Buckeye Steel Castings Company from the late 1920s until the late 1940s.  Conventional trucks, such as this one, complied with American Railway Association standards, and prototype features included a spring plank spanning across both side frames and, in each side frame, four coil springs grouped close together. 

$7.00/ea

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DOUBLE TRUSS AAR 50-TON TRUCKS

with insulated metal RP-25 contour wheelsets.

“Self-Aligning Spring-Plankless Double Truss Truck” is the full name for this truck design.  Introduced in early 1936, it quickly became popular for new freight cars built up into the mid 1940s.  The Double Truss feature strengthened the spring seat area, allowing room for more springs.

$7.00/ea

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COIL-ELLIPTIC 50-TON TRUCKS

with insulated metal RP-25 contour wheelsets.

“Coil-Elliptic” trucks added leaf springs to provide a smoother ride.  Double Truss trucks with this spring package were manufactured from the early 1930s to the late 1940s.  Railroads that used these trucks on some cars included BAR, C&O, CGW, D&M, DT&I, Erie, LNE, LS&I, MRS, N&W, NP, TA&G, VGN and WM, and some AC&F tanks cars built in 1937.  A similar 70-ton version was used by B&M, CNJ, CRP, D&H, DT&I, Erie, LNE, MEC and PRR.

$7.00/ea

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BARBER LATERAL MOTION  50-TON TRUCKS

with insulated metal RP-25 contour wheelsets.

The Barber Lateral Motion device used steel rollers and a roller seat between the bolster and springs to provide a little side-to-side movement of the car body to the track, resulting in a smoother ride.  U-section trucks with this feature were manufactured from the early 1920s to the late 1930s.  Railroads that used this style of truck included ATSF, B&O, CB&Q, CN, CP, CV, CofG, C&NW, C&EI, ERIE, DL&W, GTW, IC, MP, NP, RI, SL-SF, SP, T&NO, T&P, UP, and WP.  Also PFE and SFRD

$7.00/ea

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70-TON  A-3  TRUCKS

with insulated metal RP-25 contour wheelsets.

American Steel Foundries’ A-3 Ride Control truck was arguably the most successful design ever.  Plain bearing versions were manufactured from the mid 1940s to the mid 1960s.  The 70-ton trucks featured a 5’-8” wheel base and 6” X 11” journals. Examples of 70-ton capacity cars built during this era were 3-bay hoppers, 2 and 3-bay covered hoppers, mill gons and some flat cars.  Railroads that bought this truck included:  AA, ACL, ATSF, B&M, B&O, C&EI, C&O, CofG, CB&Q, CGW, CNJ, CNW, CRR, D&H, D&RGW, DL&W, DT&I, EJ&E, Erie, GM&O, GN, IC, KCS, L&N, LV, Monon, M&StL, MEC, MILW, MKT, MP, N&W, NC&StL, NH, NKP, NP, NYC, P&LE, PFE, PM, PRR, RI, SAL, SL-SF, SOO, SP, SP&S, SSW, T&NO, T&P, UP, Wabash, WM and WP.

$7.00/ea

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5’ Wheelbase Arch Bar Trucks

with insulated metal RP-25 contour wheelsets.

Back in the late 1800’s, this kind of truck was known as a Rigid Diamond Freight-car Truck. This one was built for the Union Tank Line and drawings of it were published in the 1895 Car Builder’s Dictionary.  Prototype features included a five-foot wheelbase, 20-ton capacity journals and brake shoes that were hung from the truck.

$7.00/ea

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USRA 50-Ton Andrews Trucks

with insulated metal RP-25 contour wheelsets.

This truck was manufactured for the United States Railroad Administration. In 1918, the USRA ordered 67,000 freight cars with this truck. These included 25,000 50-ton single-sheathed box cars, 20,000 50-ton composite drop-bottom gondola cars and 22,000 55-ton steel twin hopper cars. These cars were bought by 53 American railroads.

$7.00/ea

 

Interemountain

Picture Description Price

IM-40060

IM-40060

Barber S-2 100 ton

With Brass Wheelsets

$4.50/pair

IM-40061

40061

ASF 50 ton

With Brass Wheelsets

$4.50/pair

CCS4999

CCS4999

Centralia Car Shops

HO Scale Lightweight Passenger Truck

$20.00/pair

 

E-B Products

EB Products logo

Picture Description Price

T-325BCR

Bettendorf Box Car Red HO Scale-RP-w5 wheels

Needle Point Bearings, Smooth Rolling Non-Magnetic Brass Wheels & Axles. EB Products uses real springs.

$6.50/set

T-325TR

Bettendorf (Tuscan Red) HO Scale-RP-25 Wheels

Needle Point Bearings, Smooth Rolling Non-Magnetic Brass Wheels & Axles. EB Products uses real springs.

$6.50/set

T-326B

Andrews HO Scale-RP-25 Wheels (Black)

Needle Point Bearings, Smooth Rolling Non-Magnetic Brass Wheels & Axles. EB Products uses real springs.

$6.50/set

T-327B

 

National Timken (Black)

Needle Point Bearings, Smooth Rolling Non-Magnetic Brass Wheels & Axles. EB Products uses real springs.

$6.50/set

 

unclassified wheelsets

Picture Description Price

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Spoked Brass Wheelset, 26", Flush

Insulated one side

 

$8.50

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32" Wheelset, Pointed axle

 

$9.00

 

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