Wheel size??

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Wheel size??

Postby dottney » Fri Jan 15, 2010 3:10 am

I'm a bit stymied here. I want to make some rolling stock, most likely some flats, gons and maybe boxcars. These will be a bit larger than estate type rolling stock. HO wheels look just too small to me even though we're doing nominally 15"gauge and 1:24 scale. What are you all using for wheels? If I'm off base about HO wheels let me know.
Thanks for any suggestions,
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Postby Prof Klyzlr » Fri Jan 15, 2010 12:53 pm

Dear Dave,

I tend to use HO 36' wheelsets for my On30 gear, and my initial forays into Gn15 seem to be leading me towards using the Bachmann On30 wheelsets for Gn15...

Using the Bachmann On30 archbars and Globe-type passenger trucks gives a good-running available platform for either 4-wheel and/or bogie rollingstock, esp for those who are after a more US (or "not-so-UK-looking") style Gn15 car...

The B'mann On30 trucks also match up nicely if you use the B'mann On30 trolley mech as the power for a 4-wheel US-style critter loco,
(Brookville, Davenport, or similar)...
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Postby teetrix » Fri Jan 15, 2010 4:35 pm

Dave,

here are 0-Scale wheels and wheelsets for 19 and 16.5mm gauge:

http://www.ngtrains.com/Pages/Wheels_Trucks/wheels.htm

Hope this helps
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Postby mad gerald » Fri Jan 15, 2010 7:11 pm

Michael,

teetrix wrote:...here are 0-Scale wheels and wheelsets for 19 and 16.5mm gauge:

http://www.ngtrains.com/Pages/Wheels_Trucks/wheels.htm


the pin point bearings seem very interesting to me ... did you order/use some of them? Do you know, if there are any similar ones available in Germany?

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Postby teetrix » Fri Jan 15, 2010 9:10 pm

Gerald,

It seems as Karl-Heinz Stuempfl from KS Modelleisenbahnen uses them on his styrene archbar trucks:
http://www.ks-modelleisenbahnen.de/waldbahn.pdf
Maybe he will sell them separately, give him a call.

At NGtrains I haven't ordered yet, but after some email contact I think, Paul is a recommendable dealer too.
I don't need the bearings for myself, because my rolling stock runs on 9 and 12 mm track :wink:

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Postby mad gerald » Fri Jan 15, 2010 9:24 pm

teetrix wrote: ... It seems as Karl-Heinz Stuempfl from KS Modelleisenbahnen uses them on his styrene archbar trucks:
http://www.ks-modelleisenbahnen.de/waldbahn.pdf
Maybe he will sell them separately, give him a call ...


Thanks Michael,

I visited Kalle's website a few times not long ago and got curious about the bearings he uses in the Archbar Freight Trucks he offers ... well, I guess I'll ask him if they are available separately ...

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Postby KEG » Fri Jan 15, 2010 10:41 pm

I like to use the Hornby 14mm metal wheels for my bogies or wagons most of the time.



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For bearings I use tiny little hollow brass rivets.

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Postby dottney » Sat Jan 16, 2010 1:16 am

Thanks guys. I'm digging through my parts box and/or making a trip to the hobby shop.
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Postby PeterH » Sat Jan 16, 2010 4:13 am

I use Hornby / Bachman / Kadee packs of wheelsets from my local hobby shop. All come pin-point. I usually push the wheels off the axles & onto new, wider axles for external bearings. New axles are 2 mm diameter brass rod.

Most wheelsets have insulated bush/bushes at the axle & a 2 mm diam axle - easy to push off & onto a new axle. Caution: I got some kadee 36 in wheels recently - these had the wheels moulded onto a (soft) plastic axle & therefore could not be easily reaxled.
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