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1.5 scale brake wheels?

Post by SoCalLiveSteamer#613 » Sun Mar 18, 2012 1:02 pm

Where can I buy some 1.5 inch scale brake wheels. Reworking an old caboose and adding some detail. Ive found a few but they are the later vertically mounted ones. I want the older stlye thats horizontaly mounted. RMI makes some great ones to use in 2.5 but cant find what I want in 1.5. Anyone help me out here?

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Re: 1.5 scale brake wheels?

Post by VO4454 » Sun Mar 18, 2012 1:38 pm

Charlie, Take a look at Precision Steel Cars website, Click the detail tab. Never have dealt with them. But they have a lot of parts that look very nice.

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Re: 1.5 scale brake wheels?

Post by moose the caboose » Sun Mar 18, 2012 5:08 pm

SoCalLiveSteamer#613 wrote:Where can I buy some 1.5 inch scale brake wheels. Reworking an old caboose and adding some detail. Ive found a few but they are the later vertically mounted ones. I want the older stlye thats horizontaly mounted. RMI makes some great ones to use in 2.5 but cant find what I want in 1.5. Anyone help me out here?

Charlie
someone that i recommend is RR Warehouse. just bought 1.8th scale bronze brake wheels from them...nice job! very little if any clean up required.

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Re: 1.5 scale brake wheels?

Post by makinsmoke » Sun Mar 18, 2012 9:17 pm

Jeff Smith sells some outstanding products, Yes, mostly 3 foot gauge, but remember the D&RG used mostly standard gauge parts on their narrow gauge stuff.

Take a look:

http://branchlineproducts.com/

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Re: 1.5 scale brake wheels?

Post by Rwilliams » Mon Mar 19, 2012 8:10 pm

Brian is correct, the products offered by Jeff Smith at his Branchline Products website are all first class. I liked them so much that I am using his staff brake wheels for my C-30 caboose with a base casting I made to more suit the appearance of what the Southern Pacific used. I am not quite ready to install the staff brake wheels yet, but all preparations have been made for using the Branchline wheels.

I obtained some 4-40 square head nuts from Howard Gorin which will be used to attach the brake wheel casting to the top of the staff.

Combining parts from several sources is one way to achieve a highly detailed caboose as finding all the parts in one place is just not possible.

Why not show us a few images of your rebuild as it takes place.

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Re: 1.5 scale brake wheels?

Post by Greg_Lewis » Wed Mar 21, 2012 9:17 pm

Jack Bodenmann also has a nice one with ratchet.
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Re: 1.5 scale brake wheels?

Post by makinsmoke » Thu Mar 22, 2012 6:36 am

Does Jack offer his for sale?

Any of his other goodies?

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Re: 1.5 scale brake wheels?

Post by Greg_Lewis » Thu Mar 22, 2012 7:03 am

makinsmoke wrote:Does Jack offer his for sale?

Any of his other goodies?

Brian
Yes, but he's very low-key about it. He has some hinges, handles, ogee washers, the brake wheels, brake shoes and wedges, and a few other things. His brake valves are quite popular around the west and they work just as good as they look. You'd need to contact him to see what the current inventory is.
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Re: 1.5 scale brake wheels?

Post by Bill Shields » Thu Mar 22, 2012 9:19 pm

Check with Howard Gorman.

He has quite a selection
Too many things going on to bother listing them.

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