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About this Product
4 pairs of N scale swing motion, wooden bolster, archbar freight trucks of the Allen or 'California' pattern. This type has a shorter wheelbase than our T82 Allen and different details, with an early style slide-up journal cover. Modeled after the 1866 patent drawing in JH White Jr's book American Railroad Freight Car. Outside brakes on both trucks hung from the car's underfloor on the prototype.
This version mounts to Bachmann Old Timers with the factory screw.
Requires 33" low profile or new standard profile wheelsets (MicroTrains or Fox Valley Models with .540" length axles). Others may also fit.
Because of their small size and fine detail, Frosted Ultra Detail is the prefered material. Clean with soapy water or alcohol before painting. Use toothbrush soaked in Bestine rubber cement remover if particularly greasy. Enamels or acrylics recomended. Note this is a rather fragile model, so use care when handling.
Part Number T81b Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for painted trucks with wheelsets ($6/pr).