S Scale America
Passenger Car Truck
Several S-scale modelers, known as the "Budd Buddies", worked with Larry Jackman, owner of S Scale America, to create a line of streamlined Budd passenger cars in S-scale. The project failed, but the trucks were far enough along, that when Des Plaines Hobbies bought SSA, the company released these trucks in kit form. The sideframes have excellent detail, but they came with plastic wheels. Most modelers replaced them with NorthWest ShortLine metal wheels.