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Post by slsf1060 » Wed Mar 03, 2010 10:00 pm

A friend is looking for 12 spoke, square counterweight 1.5" scale drivers that will finish out at 7 to 8 inches in diameter. The only vendor that I remember having anything close was Rogers-Cooke...

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Post by RichD » Thu Mar 04, 2010 12:50 pm

Darren,
I am getting ready to have cast a 14 spoke square CW driver
for an 1887 Schenectady engine that will finish to 8" or less.
My pattern is CNC machined aluminum.
This is the larger version of the Rogers Cooke wheel that was
"borrowed" from the builder of a Colorado Midland engine.
Contact me direct if you want.
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Post by makinsmoke » Thu Mar 04, 2010 1:35 pm

If I remember correctly Gene Allen sells optional driver castings with square counterweights.

I may be off my nut though (been one of those days).

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Post by cbrew » Thu Mar 04, 2010 1:55 pm

Darren,
Here are the Allen American drawings
There are not 12 spoke but they are available and at a good price
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Post by Highiron » Sun Mar 07, 2010 6:44 pm

slsf1060 wrote:A friend is looking for 12 spoke, square counterweight 1.5" scale drivers that will finish out at 7 to 8 inches in diameter. The only vendor that I remember having anything close was Rogers-Cooke...

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Darren
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Post by LivingLegend » Sun Mar 07, 2010 8:11 pm

The drivers for the 1.5" Winton Mogul have square counterweights. And, as I remember, the drivers finish to 7" diameter. Don't know for sure how many spokes they have.

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Post by Bill Shields » Wed Mar 10, 2010 7:44 am

given no other alternative:

You can always go with 'crescent' counterweights and fill in with epoxy or rock hard water putty as I did on a couple.

a bit of paint and some small work with a dremel and nobody is the wiser.

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