A ridding car

I built this ridding car for use on 4.75" gauge track. The design can easly be modified to accomodate another gauge.

First, here are the drawings:

Complete car assembly

Frame assembly

Bolster assembly

Frame parts

Truck assembly

Truck parts

Some pictures of the finished car are available in the gallerie.

The finished car is a bit different than the one shown on the drawings:

  • The bolsters are slightly different because of available materials at the time I built it.
  • Two pieces of 1/8" rod have been welded on the bottom of the rear bolster, to prevent that truck from moving side to side. This results in a three point suspension of the two trucks.
Copyright 2007 David Wegmuller