Bettendorf Freight Car Trucks


Modeled after AAR 50 ton Bettendorf trucks
FEATURING: (per pair)
  • Eight service-free automotive quality sealed needle bearings
  • Primed and painted surfaces (cast iron gray)
  • Snap-together assembly design
  • Molded plastic spring retainers
  • 4 different spring weights
  • 4 count spring pack at each sideframe
  • Axles contoured and black-oxide treated for a realistic look
SCALE:1.6 inches equals one foot
MATERIAL:Ductile iron
WEIGHT:50 pounds (per pair)
DIMENSIONS:

Top of bolster to top of rail       3 9/16"
Overall length (flanges included)  13 1/2"
Overall height (flanges included)   4 3/4"
Overall width                      13 1/2"
Stock diameter of axles             1 1/8"
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)

Steel wheels are optional (see price list)
FLEXIBILITY: The rise of any wheel at rest is 3/8".
LOAD CAPACITIES:
standard   500 lb GVW (gray springs)
optional   750 lb GVW (beige springs)
optional  1000 lb GVW (purple springs)
optional   150 lb GVW (stainless steel springs)

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Double Bearing Option


Bettendorf trucks are available with double bearings
for extra heavy duty service. (see price list)

A short video on how assemble Tom's Bettendorf freight car trucks.