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Axle Lengths for Your Freight Car Trucks

One of the things I love about US model railroading is that trucks are interchangeable between cars from different manufacturers. With a multitude of trucks available on the market, it’s helpful to have a cheat sheet that indicates what axle lengths work with them. I found such lists on the Reboxx website that help me determine which PROTO:87 wheel sets I need to order from NWSL or Andy Reichert’s PROTO:87 Stores.

Checking the axle lengths for an Accurail truck.

Find Axle Lengths by Wheel Diameter

Reboxx Ho 33″ Wheel Application Chart (PDF)

Reboxx Ho 36″ Wheel Application Chart (PDF)

Maybe, you’ll find them useful as well.