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I get a kick out of the New Bright Trucks, but hate the plastic wheels. I got some metal wheels the same size off ebay and decided to chronicle how I modify the trucks. Here you see the stock truck, where I cut out the excess, fill in the holes and swap in the new wheels.

Here is a size comparison of the New Brights(about 1/32) to the USA Freight Trucks(1/29)

Finally, I like to bash NB cars. This is a gondola I shortened to use as a small battery car for my one cylinder shay.
 

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RE: New Bright Truck & Gondola Bash

The tiny trucks on New Blight stock reminds me of the small trucks used by Glover on some of their locomotive tenders.
 

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RE: New Bright Truck & Gondola Bash

Nice work, Jerry! I think the New Bright stuff scales out slightly smaller than 1/32, more like 1/36 generally, but the trucks have a nice feel to them for funky narrow gauge stuff. Congratulations on the perfect use for them!
Chris
 

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Mr. Barnes:

I'm new here, but anyone who has something kind to say about NB can't be all bad! :) I think of NB, SciToys and Echo as parts awaiting a purpose.

Les
 
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