Kadee 558 Barber S-2 70-Ton Trucks Metal Fully Sprung Equalized Trucks (1 Pair)

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The Barber S-2 70-ton Roller Bearing truck is a logical development from the
original friction bearing truck first introduced in the 1940 Ft.s. Our truck is
based on a prototype built in 1967, however, the basic design was first
introduced in the late 1950 Ft.s. The sturdiness of the Barber S-2 truck is
evidenced by the forty plus years it has rode the rails to date. A careful
observer will spot these trucks in interchange use today. This truck can be used
under almost any pre-1970 built 70-ton rolling stock.

Truck Features

Code 110 (.110 wide) 33" smooth back "standard" wheels

Accurate markings

Incredible detail True to prototype

Non-magnetic Metal wheels

Highly Flexible sprung trucks

Metal SideFrames & Fully Sprung Bolster

Smooth tracking Free rolling Contoured Insulated Axles

RP-25 Free rolling wheels

Patent number 5,768,999



Code 110 "Standard" Wheels

The term Code 110 and Code 88 relates to the width of the wheels and has no
relationship to track code. Code 110 wheels are .110" wide and Code 88 are .088"
wide. Code 110 wheels are the common (or "Standard") width wheels and Code 88
are what is called "Semi-Scale" and are used when the modeler wants a more
prototypical looking wheel width. Actual HO-Scale prototypical wheel width would
be around .067" wide and although they will run OK on the average track they
will not go through common turnouts and crossings. Code 88 (.088") is just about
the minimum width of wheel that will run on most standard or common track if
gauged correctly. It really is a matter of appearances because there's very
little operational differences between running Code 110 or Code 88 wheels. Code
88 wheels look really good and are most noticeable on open frame cars like
hoppers and tank cars. However, they also look great on boxcars, gondolas, and
reefers but not quite as noticeable. As mentioned above track code and wheel
code have no relationship meaning Code 110 and Code 88 will run on most any code
of track. Track code is simply the measured height of the rail, code 100 is
.100" tall, code 83 is .083" tall, code 70 is .070" tall, and so on.

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