6 wheel trucks

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Fri Nov 23 03:48:01 EST 2018

Recent discussions with a friend on the VGN battleship gondola brought to memory of a 6 wheel hopper I thought was VGN, but could also be N&W.
There were either photos or drawings in the ARROW, which I have gone through and found the VGN car, but not the style I am remembering.
A friend of mine had his father cut the shape out of wood some years ago. I got 6 wheel trucks for them, but never finished them.
Does anyone know or remember these cars, and where the drawing/photo was? 
I know with all the talk of the manufacturers closing down, and really putting the squeeze on available models, has anyone considered 3D printing?
I have quite a few hoppers, excavators, front end loaders ect that were 3D printed. I know they are not perfect and need extra attention, but after putting micro-train trucks under them, they look quite nice and work fine. 3D printing could offer unlimited items to manufacture, that otherwise would never be made except for scratch building.

PS in the March/April 2006 issue of the ARROW, mine came with 2 front covers, so if your issue is missing its front cover, I have it.

Jeff Wood

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