Re: Central Valley trucks

John Stutz


In principle, yes.  Practically speaking, this is probably something they are not set up to do, certainly not on a production basis.  So this will be a custom job,  and they will need to add an extra charge to recover the cost of the requested work.  Which you should expect to run a good deal more than the cost of one of their Pullers.  Custom work isn't cheap.

John Stutz

On April 10, 2021 4:13 PM Bryian Sones via <bryian.sones@...> wrote:


So what I'm asking NWSL to do, they should be able to set them up for me. Correct? 

Bryian Sones
D&RGW Prototype Modeler
Murrieta, CA

On Saturday, April 10, 2021, 04:07:14 PM PDT, John Stutz <john.stutz@...> wrote:


If these are the original "original Central Valley wheels", one wheel is pressed directly onto the axle and the other pressed over an insulating layer of lacquer.   The insulated side's wheel is not moveable, without risking shorting the wheel-set.   So substitute NWSL SG 26" wheel-sets, which can be re-gauged.  And use a NWSL puller, to preserve the needle point.

John Stutz
On April 10, 2021 3:08 PM Jim Spencer <trainmanjs@...> wrote:

I have an unbuilt standard gauge CV box car kit that has its original CV arch bar trucks. I also have several of their narrow gauge rack bar trucks. In comparing them, the side frames are identical castings. And the bolsters are identical except for length. Furthermore the axle diameters appear to be the same. The narrow gauge wheels appear to be 26”. So unless there is a shoulder on the axles, to me it appears the the narrow gauge wheels can be transposed over to the standard gauge axles, and, voila!, you will have the same squeezed in arrangement needed for the rotaries.

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