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desertdrover
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Posted - 01/02/2019 :  11:06:01 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
While Iím still waiting for items to arrive so I can continue with this build, I had contemplated using Kadee #500 Bettendorf wheel set trucks for my Fire Fighting Train, however, I changed my mind and decided to use the Roundhouse trucks supplied with the kit, and re-place the wheels with Intermountain 33Ē Wheels. I feel the Kadee wheelsets can be better used on other rolling stock, and where the Fire Fighting Train is more of a display, and not going to be used that often, that the Roundhouse trucks will be the best use here. As seen in the picture below, I was going to use the Kadee Bettendorf wheelset, instead Iíll use the Kit Roundhouse trucks, remove the wheels, ream the truck bearings with an HO Truck Tuner Item #: 82838 from Micro-Mark, replace the wheels with Intermountain wheels, and after painting and weathering like the last picture of the Roundhouse truck, all will be good!






Louis
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David J Buchholz
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Posted - 01/02/2019 :  11:31:05 AM  Show Profile  Send David J Buchholz an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Just found this and will follow along.

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Ensign
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Posted - 01/02/2019 :  11:58:08 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Louis, I wheely think you made the right decision regarding the trucks.


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desertdrover
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Posted - 01/02/2019 :  12:13:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by David J Buchholz

Just found this and will follow along.


quote:
Originally posted by Ensign

Louis, I wheely think you made the right decision regarding the trucks.


Greg Shinnie



David thanks for checking out this build, and continuing to follow along.

Greg, I wheely appreciate you following along and posting your continued thoughts, it keeps me trucking along.



Louis
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Philip
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Posted - 01/02/2019 :  4:19:00 PM  Show Profile  Visit Philip's Homepage  Reply with Quote




Philip




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ocalicreek
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Posted - 01/02/2019 :  6:07:24 PM  Show Profile  Visit ocalicreek's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I think the Fox trucks fit the Fire-fighting equipment better than the Bettendorf trucks. Seems like the sort of thing a railroad would do, to put older trucks under equipment that isn't used that often or won't leave home rails.

I really like the look of the handrails - what would we do without Athearn stanchions?

Galen


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desertdrover
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Posted - 01/02/2019 :  6:19:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by Philip





Philip



quote:
Originally posted by ocalicreek

I think the Fox trucks fit the Fire-fighting equipment better than the Bettendorf trucks. Seems like the sort of thing a railroad would do, to put older trucks under equipment that isn't used that often or won't leave home rails.

I really like the look of the handrails - what would we do without Athearn stanchions?

Galen



Philip, thanks for following along.

Galen, thanks for your thoughts on this matter, and support. I appreciate your comments and leaving a post!



Louis
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Bill Gill
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Posted - 01/03/2019 :  06:51:39 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Louis, a foxy decision using those Roundhouse trucks with Intermountain wheel sets for your firefighting train. Looks good.


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BurleyJim
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Posted - 01/03/2019 :  09:19:41 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Lou, those trucks add to the non-revenue character of the piece of equipment. A little too late for the burned out engine house, but it'll look fantastic on a nearby siding.

Jim



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desertdrover
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Posted - 01/03/2019 :  10:36:20 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by Bill Gill

Louis, a foxy decision using those Roundhouse trucks with Intermountain wheel sets for your firefighting train. Looks good.


quote:
Originally posted by BurleyJim

Lou, those trucks add to the non-revenue character of the piece of equipment. A little too late for the burned out engine house, but it'll look fantastic on a nearby siding.

Jim



Bill, thanks for your comments, following along and leaving a post.

Jim thank you for your comments, and bit of humor there.




Louis
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desertdrover
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Posted - 01/04/2019 :  7:36:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here is the finished Roundhouse Fire Train Water Car. Any other weathering, detailing, decaling or otherwise will be done when all cars are complete at my leisure in the future. The next car to start in this 3 in 1 kit, is the Chemical Car.










Louis
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Orionvp17
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Posted - 01/04/2019 :  7:46:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nicely done, Lou! Like the hose!

Pete
in Michigan



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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 01/04/2019 :  11:00:14 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Really nice. I like your color choice and how it turned out. The whole model is very well done.

Mike



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Pennman
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Posted - 01/04/2019 :  11:19:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Louis,

This really turned out to be a nice showboat Ö err car ! That paint work is fantastic and a great color choice to behold. Nice work, and details that you added add to it perfectly. A real winner.



Rich



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George D
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Posted - 01/05/2019 :  07:42:32 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice work on the water car, Louis.

George



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