Skip to content

Kadee HO Scale 590 Bettendorf - AAR Leaf Spring Caboose Trucks with Electrical Pickup

by Kadee
Save 14%
Original price $23.25
Current price $19.99

Kadee HO Scale 590 Bettendorf - AAR Leaf Spring Caboose Trucks with Electrical Pickup

Bettendorf - AAR Leaf Spring Electrical Pickup Caboose Trucks "HGC" High Gravity Compound Two Piece Fully Equalized Trucks

These trucks are made from High Gravity
Compound, “HGC” that weighs nearly the same as metal trucks, while
allowing for a more detailed part. A two piece split bolster design for
more efficient truck equalization and reduced axle friction for greater
rolling performance. The Self-Centering Action allows the trucks to
self align parallel with the car for easier placement on track. Our
Caboose Pickup Trucks come with Metal RP-25 Code 110 wheels, scale clip
on brake pads & brake rigging.

Features:

  • Code 110 (.110 wide) 33" smooth back wheels
  • "HGC" High Gravity Compound Weighs nearly the same as Metal Trucks
  • Superior Rolling Ability.
  • Brake Pads
  • Accurate markings
  • Incredible detail True to prototype
  • Non-magnetic Metal Wheels
  • Highly Flexible Fully Equalized Trucks
  • Smooth tracking Free rolling Contoured Insulated Axles
  • RP-25 Free rolling wheels
  • 26 AWG wire, max. amps 250 mA.
  • Made in the U.S.A.
  • Patent number 7,434,518 B2
  • Self Centering Action - Trucks self align themselves parallel with the car for easier placement on track.

Electrical Pickup Caboose Truck Installation:

  1. From the center of the pivoting point of the truck measure
    3/16” back toward the center of the car and drill a 5/32” hole through
    the floor. Some under-frames may require a different hole location but
    try to get it as close to the 3/16” as possible. Also, some cars may
    have a metal floor or weight that you’ll have to drill through or
    remove.

  2. Remove all the sharp edges from the hole so there is nothing to scrape or cut the wire.
  3. To make the proper electrical connection mount the trucks
    making sure the red dots on the bottom are on opposite sides. The red
    dot indicates the hot side or the side that picks up the current.
    WARNING: If the trucks are not orientated correctly it will cause an electrical short.
  4. Make sure the trucks rotate freely and the wires are through
    the holes without knots or kinks. Leave enough slack in the wire leads
    so the trucks can pivot and wires can move unhindered.

  5. Attach the leads to your lighting unit according to your requirements using basic electrical connecting methods.


If needed only use a Dry Graphite Lubricant such as Kadee® #231 “Greas-em”.