Kadee HO Scale 509 Andrews (1898) with 33" ribbed back wheels
33" ribbed back wheels Accurate markings Incredible detail True to prototype Non-magnetic Metal wheels Highly Flexable sprung trucks Metal SideFrames & Bolsters Fully Sprung Smooth tracking Free rolling Contoured Insulated Axes RP-25 Free rolling wheels
The Andrews truck is also a turn of the century design that was long lived. It represents one of the first steps in the development of the modern freight truck with its cast frame. The journal boxes are bolted to the main frame. This truck was used through the end of the 1950's although by that time was only used in lighter applications such as refrigerator cars. Andrews trucks are probably still used were logging railroads remain in operation.