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I found that after I installed the correct size, (33") metal wheels in the trucks, removed the shoulder
from the bolster, I only needed an .040 shim to get my 820s to the correct height, and the car itself
is now close to the correct height, not bad at all...
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Tom,
I haven't checked any of Aristo rolling stock wheels lately, but they were about 36 inchers as I recall, would
guess their still the same, which is fine for the modern rolling stock...Most of the earlier (20s thru 50s) stuff
used 33 inchers though... One thing U have to be careful about with hoppers, especially if U lower them, is
that the wheels will bind on the slope sheets in turns... Doing what I do to them and using Aristo wheels
would not work unless U increased the wheelbase, which is also do-able, but is more trouble than its worth...
I use 33" Jaybee wheels with my lowered cars, and that works out fine...
Paul R...
 
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