Suppliers for Carter Bros. trucks and such?

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Suppliers for Carter Bros. trucks and such?

Post by Curtis_F » Tue Apr 20, 2010 2:03 pm

I've seen Carter style 15ton & 10ton trucks in Sn3, On3, On30 (On2.5), 1:20.3 (45mm G Gauge) and 1:24 (what gauge is this? Custom 1.50" gauge track?)

Who are the suppliers and what is available in the way of Carter Brothers trucks and car detail parts, and in what scales/gauges?

Basically, is there a list somewhere of suppliers for trucks and detail parts for modeling western narrow gauge equipment?


Reading about the modeling projects going on in this forum gets me worked up and thinking about building a real model, as opposed to a 3D CAD Virtual one.


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Re: Suppliers for Carter Bros. trucks and such?

Post by edsshay » Tue Apr 20, 2010 6:37 pm

1.24 scale is the original 1/2" scale. Russ Simpson was the one who had a huge supply of parts for this scale. 1.20 is Fn3 scale.
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Post by Andrew Brandon » Wed Apr 21, 2010 2:21 pm

Curtis,

I like the idea of a supplier list! I often dig for obscure details myself and such a list would be helpful I think. If someone were to compile a list I can drop it under the modeling section.
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Post by Curtis_F » Thu Apr 22, 2010 5:13 pm

edsshay wrote:1.24 scale is the original 1/2" scale. Russ Simpson was the one who had a huge supply of parts for this scale.
Ed,

Were his products for 45mm or 1.5" gauge? Did anyone take over his product line?


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Re: Suppliers for Carter Bros. trucks and such?

Post by CraigH » Thu Apr 29, 2010 8:58 am

Suppliers I know about include:

On3-On30:

Foothill Models http://www.foothillmodelworks.com/ who sells Doug MacLeod's West Coast NG parts which are the absolute best out there. Doug's site (you can also by direct from him) is: http://www.macleodwestern.com/.
He's got about a dozen trucks, covers the Carters 10-15 Ton, West Side, and others. A great line of parts for the freight rolling stock and appliances for locos too. When I need parts for On3, Doug's are my first choice, then I fill in with other manufacturers.

HOn3:

Rio Grande http://www.riograndemodels.com/index.htm. Has West Side trucks, as good as I've seen for HOn3 stand-ins.

1:20.3:

Hartford. http://shop.hartfordproducts.com/catego ... egoryId=56. These are just about as close as you can get to building a truck from the ground up! Represent a 10-15 Ton Carter. I still have one pair. Worth getting just to build and display if you don't model this scale. Same goes for the NG Pullman Trucks!

Periodically I've seen all the above at hobby shops. I get them directly from the above links since so few shops carry NG stuff these days in my region.

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Re: Suppliers for Carter Bros. trucks and such?

Post by edsshay » Thu Apr 29, 2010 12:09 pm

Curtis_F wrote:
edsshay wrote:1.24 scale is the original 1/2" scale. Russ Simpson was the one who had a huge supply of parts for this scale.
Ed,

Were his products for 45mm or 1.5" gauge? Did anyone take over his product line?


Thanks,

Curtis F.
At the moment i have no idea what is going with his line.All i know it is up for sale. Russ had true 1.24 scale stuff. He also had gauge #1 trucks . He has the best West Side trcuks out there also Carter brothers in 1/2" scale.
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Re: Suppliers for Carter Bros. trucks and such?

Post by CraigH » Fri Apr 30, 2010 9:04 am

Images of Hartford's 1:20.3 Carters found somewhere on-line.
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Link to the images on Foothill's site of the MacLeod Western (Doug's parts):
http://www.foothillmodelworks.com/MLWestern.html

Rio Grande Models (HOn3)
3211 Carter Brothers truck. Variations on WSLC, S.P., SPC and others. $6.00
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3201 Westside Lumber Co. truck, 2 spring. Used on all types of freight cars. $6.00
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