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Has anybody bought, or seen any of the 1/29 Bettendorf trucks K-D has come out with ??
I'm curious as to what the axle bearing scheme is, bushed ? or running bare in the metal
side-frame ??? I'm wanting to know how ball-bearing friendly this truck might be...
Tnx, Paul R...
 

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Paul, this is from Mike Dunham at Kadee:
While redesigning the truck we looked at any possibility in improving the rolling resistance. Many MANY test were done and the best solution was plastic. Everyone hates plastic trucks! Light cheep plastic look YUCK! After some research and again many test we found an option for the HO trucks and that was a high density plastic that has a specific gravity slightly less then zinc with a great appearance. Very expensive but the low friction,weight and appearance gave us the quality that we want to pass on to our customers.
 
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