hello! Just got these boxcars, but they don’t have trucks. I have some Atlas trucks, but they look awful. Anyone know what two rail trucks could go good with these? I don’t like the cheap weaver ones, so I’m looking for another more realistic pair with roller bearings. The last picture is of the weaver pair I have.
From the chassis, it looks like a Weaver car. Weaver plastic or die cast trucks should work fine. Scale City Designs sells Intermountain 33-inch metal wheelsets that fit those trucks perfectly and are appropriate for that car. I'm not a big fan of plastic wheels.
The Atlas trucks are designed around their rolling stock which has a different bolster and sit higher on other rolling stock (and a bit high on theirs as well).
MTH got hold of the Weaver Die Cast truck tooling and sells the trucks now, but I think that's only with Hi-Rail wheels and the Intermountain wheels don't fit in them properly.
Word to the wise...….Next time, stay strictly with complete OEM products. There are to many incompatible items in O along with tinkerers out there screwing things up.