Anyone know if Fox Valley Models has ever....

BoxcabE50 Aug 9, 2021

  1. Traindork

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    My LHS had about 20 packs of the Tangent wheels in stock, so I used them on my JTC well cars. Nice wheels! I also tried the Exactrail wheels on them, and those worked well, too. Seems like MT compatible wheels are readily available from several manufacturers, but the different axle lengths for Atlas cars and other non MT trucks aren't being made by anybody.
     
  2. CSX Robert

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    You can add Atlas, Intermountain and Kato to that list.
     
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  3. umtrr-author

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    Duh! I have some Intermountain wheels here!
     
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  4. pmpexpress

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    Refitted all of my JTC well cars with ESM 36" wheels.

    A huge improvement over the stock MTL plastic wheel-sets that the models are delivered with. the ESM products look and run great.
     
  5. Shortround

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    If I may ask. Who is ESM? As well as FVM?
    Can't make necessary corrections with out up to date information. o_O
     
  6. DFW Bill

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    Eastern Seaboard Models and Fox Valley Models.
     
  7. CSX Robert

    CSX Robert TrainBoard Member

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    Eastern Seaboard Models and Fox Valley Models.
     
  8. Shortround

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    Hmm!:unsure: I've lived in The Fox Valley since 2007 and never heard of that.o_O
     
  9. bkloss

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    I purchased about 20 packs of ESM, MT compatible, wheel sets (33") and I was pleasantly surprised at how well they track and how true they are.
    I probably should order more as I am uncertain as to when my go to wheel sets will ever get back into stock (FVM).

    Brian
     
  10. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    FVM is located in Des Plaines, Illinois.
     
  11. bman

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    That's been an issue since the late 1990's. It’s just getting worse as time goes by.
     
  12. Shortround

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    That's when my brother and others sold there rigs and went into buying rentals in small cities. Two years ago they all found it was time to get out of that.
     
  13. Traindork

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    Not that long ago the news kept talking about driverless trucks that were going to hit the highways in a couple of years. Well, why would someone get into a career that was about to go away? And now we have no drivers. And no driverless trucks. Or cars, for that matter.
     

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