Tahoe Model Works HO trucks

Discussion in 'General' started by meteor910, Mar 28, 2012.

  1. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Have any of you ever used any HO Tahoe Model Works trucks?

    Tonight, I was searching for a decent HO version of the Dalman 2-Level freight truck. The Dalman truck used two different coil spring lengths - the theory was this resulted in a smoother ride with built-in dampening. They are quite distinctive looking.

    I knew Tahoe made Dalman trucks in HO, so I gave them a look via Google. I want a pair or two for the novelty - I have all kinds of odd, but prototypical, trucks on my freight cars. MKT, RI, IC, L&N, MP, CB&Q, CNW, NC&StL, and others, including several tank cars, used Dalman trucks ..... to my knowledge, the SLSF was not a Dalman fan. But, I'm going to get a couple pair anyway!

    I also noticed that Tahoe offers ASF A-3 "Ride Control" and Barber S-2 "Lateral Motion" trucks in HO. These were big time favorites of the Frisco.

    I will order a few pair of each of these and post a review after I receive them. They are a bit expensive - $7.25 a pair, but the detail looks excellent, and you have your choice of normal (RP-25) or "semi-scale" (0.088") wheelsets, plus they are unique HO models of these trucks (Kato & Kadee have the A-3, and Kadee has the S-2).

    Ken (aka, the truck lover!)

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