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« on: August 07, 2019, 01:23:57 PM »

Good day to you and greetings from the UK.  I mainly model in P4, (4mm scale - 18.83mm gauge), but have just acquired an 0n30 layout, from a fellow modeller who has sadly passed away. A photo of part of the layout is attached. A  fair amount of refurbishment is being undertaken, as it has been a long time since it was last operated and so, has deteriorated somewhat. Some repair work is also needed to the stock and I have made purchases from Bachmann USA, as Bachmann UK no longer stock 0n30 items.

Bachmann Trains have been most helpful but apparently cannot supply my need for what here in England we call 'bogies'. These are the the four wheeled trucks that Spectrum 274XX type Freight Cars, ride on. I need both the bogies and the wheelsets.

Could anyone assist me with contact details of a supplier of these please?
Many thanks

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« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2019, 03:53:00 AM »

You are looking for Archbar freight trucks no. 29901.
Good luck they are as rare as hens teeth.
Maybe not in the US but in our neck of the woods they are.
Greeting from the Netherlands.
Found this one, is in Devon, have a look here.

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« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2019, 06:47:24 PM »

They are not exact replacements but they are archbar trucks.

You might want to try to obtain San Juan Car Company ON30 D&RGW archbar trucks. Better detail as well.

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« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2019, 12:35:20 AM »

Some of us in the US have extra of the original archbar trucks resulting from converting old cars to the low archbar truck for use as representing lower 2 foot gauge cars, including in conjunction with replacing the underframe with 29906.  I or others might be willing to sell you a few surplus sets for a token amount plus overseas shipping.

I also see some on E-bay which may have access to better shipping rates:

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« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2019, 10:51:20 AM »

My thanks to everyone who replied. The prices quoted, plus carriage to the UK are more than it takes to purchase complete freight cars. At some time in the future, I will convert the crippled car to a grounded store.
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