Modern Freight Car Trucks (MFCT)

Modeled after the Buckeye 100 ton freight truck
  • Double row needle bearings
  • Primed and painted surfaces
  • Snap-together assembly design
  • Triangular hex-bolt axle design, formed at axle ends
  • Optional greasable axles (Arizona Axles)
  • 6 count spring pack at each sideframe
  • four different spring weights
SCALE:1.6 inches equals one foot
MATERIAL:Ductile iron
WEIGHT:70 pounds per pair

Top of bolster to top of rail       3 9/16"
Overall width                      13 1/4"
Overall length (flanges included)  14 1/2"
Overall height (flanges included)   5.175"
Stock diameter of axles             1.125"
Wheel diameter                      4.800" (36" prototype)
Wheel width                         13/16"
Stock wheels are steel, contoured to IBLS standards
adding my own personal finishes.
FLEXIBILITY: The rise of one wheel at rest is 1/4"
standard   750 lb GVW (gray springs)
optional  1000 lb GVW (beige springs)
optional  1500 lb GVW (purple springs)
optional   200 lb GVW (stainless steel springs)

Grease Fittings


Modern Freight Car Trucks are available with
optional grease fittings (one per journal). (see price list)

Swing Bolsters


Modern Freight Car Trucks are now available with
an optional swing bolster design. (see price list)