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BillC

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« on: March 11, 2016, 03:43:47 PM »

Recently purchased a Bachmann White Pass Tank car from Ebay.  The trucks will not swivel therefore it will not track around curves.  Upon investigation, it appears the arm for the coupler that is attached to the truck first rises toward the chassis to clear the axle it extends over.  This rise causes the arm to fit between two pieces extending from the chassis and keeps the truck from swiveling.  My question is are these the correct trucks and a spacer is missing between the truck and chassis?  This is not the truck that is illustrated on the any parts diagram for the 'narrow frame tanker' or any other rolling stock, nor is it shown as available in the parts department.

I have seen pictures of other White Pass tankers with the same setup.  The seller also had no clue, he bought it at a train show and only used it for display purposes. 
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Loco Bill Canelos

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« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2016, 04:20:10 PM »

Hi Bill,

There were White Pass tank Cars of several types.  Is yours Spectrum or standard line single dome.  If yours is the Big Hauler Standard line car from the latest run it should have archbar trucks and metal wheels. 

Here is a link to one, check out the trucks and couplers. enlarge it for a better view.  This is what is stock.  Mine do not have a spacer.

http://shop.bachmanntrains.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=255_443_450_451&products_id=4960

If this is what you have take a close up of the problem and post it and we can try to help.  If not then you have unfortunately taken an EBay hit.  People often change an item, by removing parts and adding parts. one of the most common being removing the metal wheels and putting cheaper plastic wheels on a car.

Sorry I can't help more, but send a pic if you can, if it was advertised as being in operating condition you may want to return it. Sellers say a lot of things, but......

Loco Bill
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BillC

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« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2016, 09:29:07 PM »

Thanks for replying Loco Bill,

I fully understand what you are saying about Ebay, risky at best!

Anyway, the tanker I received appears to be a single dome product of the Big Hauler Standard Line.  It wasn't advertised as operating.  Advertised as "only for display purposes".   I've since found the couplers won't even join with the coupler on the coal tender.  I stopped by a hobby shop and looked at a Big Hauler tank car and it definitely has a different truck.  I beginning to think I may end up purchasing two sets of trucks.  If that is the case, would I be able to purchase the trucks with the plastic wheels (model PN-8188) and replace them with the metal wheels in the current trucks or do I need to buy the metal wheel truck (model G98901)?  The frames look to be the same whether they are plastic or metal wheels.

I tried to upload pics but no matter how small I make them this system tells me the 'upload buffer is full'.
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Loco Bill Canelos

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« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2016, 11:09:56 PM »

Bill C,

Bill, yes you can buy the trucks with the plastic wheels, and probably use the metal ones from the trucks you have.  I have successfully used most brands metal wheels in Bachmann Trucks and even Bachmann metal wheels in other brands trucks. I say probably only because I can't see what you have and so do not want to absolutely guarantee it. 

To upload a picture here you have to first put it in photo holding program like photobucket, then post the link here.

Still in all your WP&Y tank car is very nicely detailed and worth keeping once you get the right trucks.

Good Luck,

Bill

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« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2016, 11:39:06 PM »

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I tried to upload pics but no matter how small I make them this system tells me the 'upload buffer is full'.


The Additional Options... Attach:   feature cannot be used.

To post a picture in this forum it has to reside (stored) in an URL registered site. Some people are uploading to their account on Photobucket   http://photobucket.com/

The Photobucket, SHARE THIS PHOTO, Direct link to the image placed between SMF Bulletin Board Code Image Tags is used to post a picture (image) on this forum.

 
This example is one of Loco Billís images stored on Photobucket.

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BillC

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« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2016, 01:39:50 PM »

Hi Bill,

Thanks for all the advice.  I definitely like the tanker.  Nicely detailed as you say.  I'll be purchasing new trucks for it.

Thanks to Hunt for the description of how to post pics.  I guess I also need to set up a photobucket account so I can post pics in the future.  Currently do not have one of those.

Thanks again, Bill
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