When Developing A Layout, How Can I Find Out Which RR Companies Are Relevant

CNE1899 Jun 6, 2021

  1. CNE1899

    CNE1899 TrainBoard Member

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    Dave,
    Again, I appreciate your explanations! It helps to clarify a lot.

    Hardcoaler,
    Thanks for the great pictures!

    Scott
     
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  2. Kurt Moose

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    Interesting this is in Seattle, trying to picture where this is in the SODO District.

    Look at those trucks, way different than a basic Archbar style. o_O
     
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  3. Dave1905

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    That's because they aren't archbar trucks. They are "Andrews" trucks. Andrews trucks is a generic term for a truck with cast side frames that accept separate journal boxes. The cast 3 piece truck proved to be better than the fabricated archbar, but the railroads had this huge inventory of journal boxes, so they made a truck that would allow the archbar journal box to be bolted into a cast sideframe. The PRR used a custom design for their Andrews trucks. By the 1930's the journal boxes were cast intrgral with the side frames (what modelers call the "Bettendorf" truck).
     
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