Caboose Trucks


Modeled after an early Bettendorf type truck
Also commonly found on ice-bunker refrigerator cars.
FEATURING: (per pair)
  • Eight automotive quality sealed needle bearings
  • 4 count spring pack at each sideframe
  • 4 different spring weights
  • Primed and painted surfaces (semi-gloss black)
  • Snap-together assembly design
  • Axles contoured and black-oxide treated for a realistic look
SCALE:1.5 inches equals one foot
MATERIAL:Ductile iron
WEIGHT:45 pounds (per pair)
DIMENSIONS:

Top of bolster to top of rail       3.562"
Overall length (flanges included)  12 3/8"
Overall height (flanges included)   4 3/4"
Overall width                      12 1/4"
Stock diameter of axles              .875"
Wheel diameter                      4 3/8"
Wheel width                         13/16"
WHEELS:
Stock wheels are ductile iron, contoured to IBLS standards
adding my own personal finishes. (see technical section)
Backsides prototypically shaped and black oxide treated.

Steel wheels are optional (see price list)
LOAD CAPACITIES:
standard   500 lb GVW (gray springs)
optional   750 lb GVW (beige springs)
optional  1000 lb GVW (purple springs)

A short video on how assemble Tom's caboose trucks.