Anybody scratch building trucks in HO?
This ought to scare some folks off! I find that I need a variety of arch bar trucks, for things like tenders, cabooses, etc. There are a few on the market, but I (unfortunately) know enough about them to care how the trucks look. Some have a nearly flat top bar, some have a strongly inclined top bar, some are bent on the bottom, some have double diamonds, and some even have reversed diamonds. I'm just not happy with a generic arch bar - and besides, I want tender trucks with elliptical springs, and those are really hard to find.
So, we've established that I am completely off my rocker. And I'm a tight-wad who would prefer to make something over buying it ready to go.
The question is, has anybody tried (and hopefully succeeded) to make their own arch bar trucks? I have some ideas on how to go about it, but I'm not sure if it would work. I'd like to hear some other folk's ideas on the subject.
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