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Trucks See also Wheel sets


Micro-Trains® freight car trucks are available in a variety of styles :

  • Archbar
  • Andrews
  • Bettendorf
  • Buckeye 3-axle
  • Coil-Ellipic
  • Barber® Roller Bearing
  • Roller Bearing

And in a variety of configurations:

  • Without Couplers
  • Short Shank Couplers
  • Medium Shank Couplers
  • Medium + Shank Couplers
  • Long/Extended Shank Couplers

Passenger trucks are available in four options:

  • 2 Axle - Black
  • 3 Axle - Black
  • 2 Axle - Silver
  • 3 Axle - Silver
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MTL-003 02 190 Rigid Wood Beam Truck w/o coupler (1 pair) $3.95 $3.16

Allied Full Cushion Trucks
Allied full cushion trucks were designed to roll high-speed freight cars with passenger car smoothness. The unique combination of soft-acting coil springs and swing hangers enabled them to effectively dissipate shock, producing greatly improved performance at all speeds. Introduced in the early 1940s, they were ultimately used by sixteen different railroads to reduce the cost of freight damage. After WWII, they were gradually removed from service because of their tendency to derail. In 1955, they were banned from interchange service by the ICC.


MTL-1190 Short Shank shown
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MTL-003 02 121 MTL-1190 w/Short Coupler Shank, one pair $5.95 $4.76

Andrews Trucks
A contemporary of both the Archbar and the Bettendorf (A.A.R. Standard) trucks. It’s cast frame design was less prone to failure and allowed the use of expensive, serviceable journal boxes left-over from retired Archbar Trucks. The two main spotting features are the bolts that attach to the journal boxes and the tie-bars from the bottom of each journal box to the diagonal of the casting.

MTL-1052 Short Shank shown
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MTL-003 02 010 MTL-1051 without Couplers, one pair $3.95 $3.16
MTL-003 10 010 MTL-1051-10 w/o Couplers, BULK PACK, 10 pair
$34.50 $27.60
MTL-003 02 011 MTL-1052 w/Short Coupler Shank, one pair $5.95 $4.76
MTL-003 25 011 MTL-1052-10-B w/Short Coupler Shank, BROWN BULK PACK, 10 pair   $51.95 $41.56
MTL-003 02 012 MTL-1053 w/Medium Coupler Shank, one pair $5.95 $4.76

Archbar Trucks
This flexible Truck type was nearly universal on all freight cars until 1938. At that time, it was prohibited for use in interchange service.

MTL-1010 Short Shank shown
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Old Part # Description Image MSRP Our $
MTL-003 02 000 MTL-1011 without Couplers, one pair $3.95 $3.16
MTL-003 10 000 MTL-1011-10 without Couplers, BULK PACK, 10 pair $34.50 $27.60
MTL-003 11 000 MTL-1010-S Sampler pack, one pair of each with
Short and Long Coupler Shanks
$10.35 $8.28
MTL-003 02 001 MTL-1010 w/Short Coupler Shank, one pair $5.95 $4.76
MTL-003 10 001 MTL-1010-10 w/Short Coupler Shank, BULK PACK, 10 pair $51.95 $41.56
MTL-003 25 001 MTL-1010-10-B w/Short Coupler Shank, BROWN BULK PACK, 10 pair $51.95 $41.56
MTL-003 02 004 MTL-1012 w/Long Coupler Shank, one pair $5.95 $4.76

Bettendorf Swing-Motion Caboose Trucks
MTL-1000
w/ Generator
MTL-1000 MTL-1000
with Low-Profile Wheels
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MTL-003 02 100 NA Swing Motion Caboose Truck w/ Generator (1 pair) MTL-1000 $3.95 $3.16
MTL-003 02 140 MTL-00302140 with Standard Wheels (1 pair) $3.95 $3.16

Bettendorf Trucks
(A.A.R. Standard) One of the first (1903) one-piece cast sideframes with integral journal boxes, this style was the most widely used during the first 50 years of this century.
MTL-1000
MTL-1000 Short Shank shown
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MTL-003 02 020 MTL-1001 without Couplers, one pair MTL-1000 $3.95 $3.16
MTL-003 02 021 MTL-1000 w/Short Coupler Shank, one pair MTL-1000 $5.95 $4.76
MTL-003 02 022 MTL-1003 w/Medium Coupler Shank, one pair MTL-1000 $5.95 $4.76
MTL-003 02 024 MTL-1002 w/Long Coupler Shank, one pair MTL-1000 $5.95 $4.76
MTL-003 04 021 MTL-1500 w/Rapido-style couplers MTL-1000 $5.25 $4.20
MTL-003 22 021 MTL-1000-B w/Short Coupler shank, Brown, one pair MTL-1000 $5.95 $4.76
MTL-003 10 020 MTL-1001-10 without Couplers, BULK PACK, 10 pair MTL-1000 $34.50 $27.60
MTL-003 10 021 MTL-1000-10 w/Short Coupler Shank, BULK PACK, 10 pair MTL-1000 $51.95 $41.56
MTL-003 25 021 MTL-1000-10-B w/Short Coupler Shank, BROWN BULK PACK, 10 pair MTL-1000 $51.95 $41.56
MTL-003 11 001 MTL-1000-S Sampler pack, one pair of each with Short, Medium, and Long Coupler Shanks MTL-1000 $14.25 $11.40

Buckeye Trucks
Buckeye trucks were developed in the early twentieth century to address the need for higher capacity freight trucks. The Buckeye truck addressed this need so effectively that they are still in use today. They have been used in many applications, including high capacity steam tenders, cranes, heavy equipment cars, and heavy weight and depressed center flat cars.
MTL-1138
MTL-1173 Medium Shank shown
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MTL-003 02 112 MTL-1173 w/Medium Coupler Shank, one pair MTL-1000 $7.80 $6.24

Coil-Elliptic Trucks
A variation of the A.A.R. Standard design, but with a non-harmonic spring combination consisting of coil springs and an elliptic leaf spring. This arrangement provided good shock absorption and prevented rhythmic side-to-side sway on uneven track by using unequal damping control.
MTL-1138
MTL-1138 Medium Shank shown
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MTL-003 02 071 MTL-1137 w/Short Coupler Shank, one pair MTL-1000 $5.95 $4.76
MTL-003 02 072 MTL-1138 w/Medium Coupler Shank, one pair MTL-1000 $5.95 $4.76

Commonwealth 6-Wheel Freight Trucks
These 6-wheel Commonwealth trucks were designed to meet the requirements of high-speed passenger and freight trains of the 1940s. Strong, lightweight, and adaptable to customer needs, it helped make smoother, more reliable transportation possible on America’s rails. While the Buckeye truck (MTL #1173) was of similar design, it was used primarily for heavyweight loads. Commonwealth trucks more often found duty under lightweight rolling stock.
MTL-1138
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MTL-003 02 132 MTL-1182 w/Medium Extended Coupler, one pair MTL-1000 $7.80 $6.24

Commonwealth BX Express Trucks
Truck sideframes for REA Express Reefers
MTL-1138
MTL-1144 Medium+ Shank shown
MTL-1138
MTL-1141 w/o coupler
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MTL-003 02 090 MTL-1141 without Couplers, one pair MTL-1000 $3.95 $3.16
MTL-003 02 093 MTL-1144 w/Medium+ Coupler Shank, one pair MTL-1000 $5.95 $4.76

Dalman Trucks
Developed in the 1920’s, the Dalman 2-level truck improved riding quality by combining a wider bolster with more and softer springs.
MTL-1138
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MTL-003 02 162 MTL-00302162 w/Medium Coupler Shank, one pair MTL-1000 $5.95 $4.76

National B-1 Trucks
MTL-1000
with Standard Wheels
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MTL-003 02 151 MTL-00302151 with Standard Wheels (1 pair) MTL-1000 $5.95 $4.76

Roller Bearing Trucks
(Symington Ride Control) Though testing was complete on fully equipped Trains in 1930, this style didn’t become standard until 1956. Then in 1966 the A.A.R. made them required on all new cars. Rebuilt cars were included in 1970 and by 1978 more than 70% of north America’ rolling stock was roller bearing equipped.
MTL-1030
MTL-1030 Short Shank shown
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MTL-003 02 030 MTL-1031 without Couplers, one pair MTL-1000 $3.95 $3.16
MTL-003 10 030 MTL-1031-10 without Couplers, BULK PACK, 10 pair MTL-1000 $34.50 $27.60
MTL-003 11 002 MTL-1030-S Sampler pack, one pair of each with Short,
Medium, and Long Coupler Shanks
MTL-1000 $14.25 $11.40
MTL-003 02 031 MTL-1030 w/Short Coupler Shank, one pair MTL-1000 $5.95 $4.76
MTL-003 10 031 MTL-1030-10 w/Short Coupler Shank, BULK PACK, 10 pair MTL-1000 $51.95 $41.56
MTL-003 25 031 MTL-1030-10-B w/Short Coupler Shank, BROWN BULK PACK, 10 pair MTL-1000 $51.95 $41.56
MTL-003 02 032 MTL-1033 w/Medium Coupler Shank, one pair MTL-1000 $5.95 $4.76
MTL-003 10 032 MTL-1033-10 w/Medium Coupler Shank, BULK PACK, 10 pair MTL-1000 $51.95 $41.56
MTL-003 02 034 MTL-1032 w/Long Coupler Shank, one pair MTL-1000 $5.95 $4.76

Barber® Roller Trucks
(Barber® S-2-C) This style, considered ‘modern era’ came on the scene in the late ’60s.
MTL-1035
MTL-1035 Medium Shank shown
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MTL-003 02 040 MTL-1036 without Couplers, one pair MTL-1000 $3.95 $3.16
MTL-003 10 040 MTL-1036-10 without Couplers, BULK PACK, ten pair MTL-1000 $34.50 $27.60
MTL-003 02 041 MTL-1035 w/Short Coupler Shank, one pair MTL-1000 $5.95 $4.76
MTL-003 10 041 MTL-1035-10 w/Short Coupler Shank, BULK PACK, 10 pair MTL-1000 $51.95 $41.56
MTL-003 02 042 MTL-1037 w/Medium Coupler Shank, one pair MTL-1000 $5.95 $4.76
MTL-003 10 042 MTL-1037-10 w/Medium Coupler Shank, BULK PACK, 10 pair MTL-1000 $51.95 $41.56
MTL-003 02 043 MTL-1024 w/Medium + Coupler Shank MTL-1000 $5.95 $4.76
MTL-003 02 044 MTL-1038 w/Long Coupler Shank, one pair MTL-1000 $5.95 $4.76
MTL-003 10 044 MTL-1038-10 w/Long Coupler Shank, BULK PACK, 10 pair MTL-1000 $51.95 $41.56

Passenger Trucks
All trucks are equipped with adjustable length coupler shank
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MTL-003 02 051 MTL-1017 2-Axle, Black, one pair $10.45 $8.36
MTL-003 42 051 MTL-1017-S 2-Axle, Silver, one pair $10.45 $8.36
MTL-003 02 061 MTL-1018 3-Axle, Black, one pair $10.45 $8.36
MTL-003 42 061 MTL-1018-S 3-Axle, Silver, one pair $10.45 $8.36

PS 6-Wheel Passenger Trucks
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MTL-003 02 180 NA 36" Wheels without Coupler, one pair $5.30 $4.24
Disconnect Log Car Trucks
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MTL-003 02 171NA2-Axle, Black, one pair $18.90 $15.12
MTL-003 10 171NA2-Axle, Black, Ten pair $165.35 $132.28
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