Trucks and Wheels Information



HO-Scale Trucks


The Self-Centering Action trucks self align themselves parallel with the car for easier placement on track.

Self Centering Trucks

Our trucks are designed to use a #2 screw (like a 2-56) to attach them, They require a flat surface to mount them, meaning that any post needs to be trimmed off and smoothed down to a flat surface.

The term Code 110 and Code 88 relates to the width of the wheels and has no relationship to track code. Code 110 wheels are .110" wide and Code 88 are .088" wide. Code 110 wheels are the common (or "Standard") width wheels and Code 88 are what is called "Semi-Scale" and are used when the modeler wants a more prototypical looking wheel width. Actual HO-Scale prototypical wheel width would be around .067" wide and although they will run OK on the average track they will not go through common turnouts and crossings. Code 88 (.088") is just about the minimum width of wheel that will run on most standard or common track if gauged correctly. It really is a matter of appearances because there's very little operational differences between running Code 110 or Code 88 wheels. Code 88 wheels look really good and are most noticeable on open frame cars like hoppers and tank cars. However, they also look great on boxcars, gondolas, and reefers but not quite as noticeable. As mentioned above track code and wheel code have no relationship meaning Code 110 and Code 88 will run on most any code of track. Track code is simply the measured height of the rail, code 100 is .100" tall, code 83 is .083" tall, code 70 is .070" tall, and so on.

HGC, or High Gravity Compound, weighs nearly the same as Metal Trucks but with more detail & a 2 piece split bolster design for more efficient truck equalization, reduced axle friction for greater rolling performance.

Description Metal Fully Sprung
Equalized Trucks
Metal Fully
Sprung
Equalized
Trucks With Whisker®
Couplers
Metal Fully
Sprung
Self-Centering
Self-Centering
Equalized Trucks

"HGC" High Gravity Compound

Self-Centering
Self-Centering
2 Piece
Equalized Trucks

Wheel Code code110
Code 110
"Standard"
Wheels
code110
Code 110
"Standard"
Wheels
code110
Code 110
"Standard"
Wheels
code110
Code 110
"Standard"
Wheels
code110
Code 88
"Semi-Scale" Wheels
Freight Trucks Item # Item # Item # Item # Item #
A.S.F.® Barber® S-2 ACL
(extended retaining bolts)
- 70-Ton Roller Bearing
- 33" smooth back wheels
--- --- --- 560 1560
Bettendorf
- 50-Ton
- 33" smooth back wheels
500 502 550 564 1564
Bettendorf
- 50-Ton
- 33" ribbed back wheels
--- --- --- 565 1565
Arch Bar
- 33" ribbed back wheels
501 503 551 561 1561
A.S.F.® A-3 Ride Control®
- 50-Ton
- 33" smooth back wheels
504 --- 552 562 1562
A.S.F.® A-3 Ride Control®
- 50-Ton
- 33" ribbed back wheels
--- --- --- 563 1563
Andrews (1898)
- 33" ribbed back wheels
509 510 553 571 1571
Bettendorf T-Section
- 33" ribbed back wheels
511 512 554 572 1572
A.S.F.® 100-Ton Roller Bearing
- 36" smooth back wheels
513 --- 555 569 1569
Vulcan Double Truss
- 33" ribbed back wheels
515 516 556 573 1573
Pennsylvania 2D-F8
- 50-Ton
- 33" ribbed back wheels
517 --- 557 --- ---
Barber® S-2
- 70-Ton Roller Bearing
- 33" smooth back wheels
518 --- 558 570 1570
Barber® S-2-B
- 70-Ton Solid Bearing
- 33" smooth back wheels
--- --- --- 566 1566
National type B-1
- 50-Ton Solid Bearing
- 33" ribbed back wheels
--- --- --- 567 1567
National type B-1
- 50-Ton Solid Bearing
- 33" smooth back wheels
--- --- --- 568 1568
Caboose Trucks Item # Item # Item # Item # Item #
Bettendorf - AAR
- (Leaf Spring)
- 33" smooth back wheels
--- --- --- 580 1580
Bettendorf T-Section
- (Leaf Spring)
- 33" ribbed back wheels
--- --- --- 581 1581
Barber - Bettendorf Roller Bearing
- (Leaf Spring)
- 33" smooth back wheels
--- --- --- 582 1582
Arch Bar - (Leaf Spring)
- 33" ribbed back wheels
--- --- --- 583 1583

       

"HGC" High Gravity Compound

Self-Centering

Self-Centering
2 Piece
Equalized Trucks

code110
Code 110
Wheels
 
Electrical Pickup Caboose Trucks Item # Item # Item # Item # Item #
Bettendorf - AAR
- (Leaf Spring)
- 33" smooth back wheels
--- --- --- 590 ---
Arch Bar
- (Leaf Spring)
- 33" smooth back wheels
--- --- --- 593 ---

Rectifier Kit (for use with Electrical Pickup Caboose Trucks) 169

HO-Scale Freight & Passenger Wheelsets


The term Code 110 and Code 88 relates to the width of the wheels and has no relationship to track code. Code 110 wheels are .110" wide and Code 88 are .088" wide. Code 110 wheels are the common (or "Standard") width wheels and Code 88 are what is called "Semi-Scale" and are used when the modeler wants a more prototypical looking wheel width. Actual HO-Scale prototypical wheel width would be around .067" wide and although they will run OK on the average track they will not go through common turnouts and crossings. Code 88 (.088") is just about the minimum width of wheel that will run on most standard or common track if gauged correctly. It really is a matter of appearances because there's very little operational differences between running Code 110 or Code 88 wheels. Code 88 wheels look really good and are most noticeable on open frame cars like hoppers and tank cars. However, they also look great on boxcars, gondolas, and reefers but not quite as noticeable. As mentioned above track code and wheel code have no relationship meaning Code 110 and Code 88 will run on most any code of track. Track code is simply the measured height of the rail, code 100 is .100" tall, code 83 is .083" tall, code 70 is .070" tall, and so on.
  code88
.088"
Code 88
"Semi-Scale"
Wheelsets

code110
.110"
Code 110
"Standard"
Wheelsets
Description Item # Item #
33" Diameter Wheelset (smooth) 530 520
36" Diameter Wheelset (ribbed) 531 521
36" Diameter Wheelset (smooth) 532 522
33" Diameter Wheelset (ribbed) 533 523
28" Diameter Wheelset (smooth) --- 524

HOn3-Scale Trucks & Wheels

Metal Fully Sprung
Equalized Trucks

"HGC"
High Gravity
Compound
2 Piece
Equalized
Trucks

Wheelsets Assembly Fixture
Description Item # Item # Item # Item #
3' 7" Arch Bar Trucks (3ft 7in)
- 26" ribbed back wheels
716 NEW
720
--- ---
4' 6" Arch Bar Trucks (4ft 6in)
- 26" ribbed back wheels
717 NEW
721
--- ---
A.S.F.® A-3 Ride-Control®
- 26" ribbed back wheels
--- NEW
722
--- ---
Andrews (1898)
- 26" ribbed back wheels
--- NEW
723
--- ---
Bettendorf T-Section
- 26" ribbed back wheels
--- NEW
724
--- ---
Vulcan
- 26" ribbed back wheels
--- NEW
726
--- ---
Truck Assembly Fixture --- --- --- 715
26" Diameter Wheelset-freight (ribbed) --- --- 718 ---

O-Scale

We do not make O-Scale wheels or trucks.


On30-Scale Wheels

  Code 110 "Standard" Wheelsets
Description Item #
24" Diameter Griffin Wheelset-passenger (ribbed) 300


Large Scale
1:29 Scale Ratio "G" Scale
All Metal 2 Piece Trucks

Our newer G scale trucks are 1:29 scale ratio and have adapters include to help mount these trucks to most major makes of freight cars.

Description Item #
A.S.F.® A-3 Ride-Control® Trucks - 50 Ton
with 33 in. smooth back wheels (1:29 Scale)

970

AAR Bettendorf Style Trucks - 50 Ton
with 33 in. smooth back wheels (1:29 Scale)

971

Arch Bar Trucks
with 33 in. ribbed back wheels (1:29 Scale)

972

Barber® S-2 Roller bearing 70 Ton Trucks
with 33 in. smooth back wheels (1:29 Scale)

973

A.S.F® 100-Ton Roller Bearing Trucks
with 36 in. smooth back wheels (1:29 Scale)

974


Large Scale
1:29 Scale Ratio "G" Scale &
1:32 Scale Ratio #1-Scale Metal Wheels

Description Item #
Uncolored Metal Wheels- Freight or Passenger (Smooth)
1:29 Scale 33" Wheels / 1:32 Scale 36" Wheels

950

Uncolored Metal Wheels- Freight or Passenger (Ribbed)
1:29 Scale 33" Wheels / 1:32 Scale 36" Wheels

951

Black Metal Wheels- Freight or Passenger (Smooth)
1:29 Scale 33" Wheels / 1:32 Scale 36" Wheels

960

Black Metal Wheels- Freight or Passenger (Ribbed)
1:29 Scale 33" Wheels / 1:32 Scale 36" Wheels

961


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