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@WBC posted:

"Bogie" is the proper term.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bogie

https://www.tasrail.com.au/glossary-of-train-speak

http://www.railway-technical.com/glossary/

But yes, the bogie is commonly referred to as a 'truck' in AAR terminology.

No, it is not. This is not the UK or Tasmania. They don't decide. This is North America. We don't write "organisation", either. Heck, even my spell check knows that "organisation" (and its brethren) is wrong.

@D500 posted:

No, it is not. This is not the UK or Tasmania. They don't decide. This is North America. We don't write "organisation", either. Heck, even my spell check knows that "organisation" (and its brethren) is wrong.

I disagree.

So does General Motors and Progress Rail. Here is a relatively recent patent of theirs dating from 2003.

Bogie 1

Bogie 2

Quite clearly Progress Rail is calling the wheelset of a railway vehicles including locomotives a bogie. And yes, they also call it a truck, but all titles the term used is "bogie".

I stand by what I wrote, and that the OP was correct and well within bounds to use the term "bogie" in their title.

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@D500 posted:

No, it is not. This is not the UK or Tasmania. They don't decide. This is North America. We don't write "organisation", either. Heck, even my spell check knows that "organisation" (and its brethren) is wrong.

And you don't decide either. Your comment is rude. This forum can be picked up anywhere. Even if the OP is here in the States, Maybe the OP is from UK.  Just because this forum is based out of the states does not mean someone from elsewhere can't use terminology they are used to.

@Patchwork1 posted:

Thanks for the tips everyone! Not sure which route I will go in the repair yet. I will post the results when I get around to it.

For inquiring minds I am in the states, and have used both terms interchangeably as have many I have had discussions with over the years. You want to get into an argument over it? Start your own thread.

Pay them no mind.  Your use of Bogie is just fine.  I knew what you were talking about even before I looked at the picture.

@Patchwork1 posted:

Thanks for the tips everyone! Not sure which route I will go in the repair yet. I will post the results when I get around to it.

For inquiring minds I am in the states, and have used both terms interchangeably as have many I have had discussions with over the years. You want to get into an argument over it? Start your own thread.

Another repair possibility is to tap out the posts on the top of the side frame and screw in the side frame into place as shown in the diagram below.

lionel bogie

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