• Rivarossi shorty heavyweight 4-wheel truck placement?

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Discussion related to everything about model railroading, from layout design and planning, to reviews of related model tools and equipment. Discussion includes O, S, HO, N and Z, as well as narrow gauge topics. Also includes discussion of traditional "toy train" and "collector" topics such as Lionel, American Flyer, Marx, and others. Also includes discussion of outdoor garden railways and live steamers.

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  by metroduff
 
I am interested in the "new" Rivarossi shorty heavyweights (they look suspiciously like the old Athearn ones, but claim all-new tooling) for commuter service, but it looks to me like the 4-wheel trucks use the same bolster as the six-wheel trucks, giving them a kind of overhanging look with 4-wheel trucks.

http://www.walthers.com/exec/productinfo/635-600164

Does this reflect prototype practice, or would the 4-wheel trucks have bolsters closer to the end of the car to eliminate overhang?