Wheels Wheels Wheels

Discuss park gauge trains and large scale miniature railways having track gauges from 8" to 24" gauge and designed at scales of 2" to the foot or greater - whether modeled for personal use, or purpose built for amusement park operation or private railroading.

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Re: Wheels Wheels Wheels

Post by mikell » Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:57 am

In contact with a foundry but I think your pattern is too small for them. The guy is willing to work with me so I'll let everyone know what happens.

Mike

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Post by mikell » Mon Feb 27, 2017 12:04 pm

Struck out too small of a pour. What kind of iron would I be looking for anyway. lots of foundries within an hour drive.

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Post by tomc » Mon Feb 27, 2017 12:17 pm

Mike, cast or grey would work

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Post by FLSTEAM » Mon Feb 27, 2017 3:49 pm

MIke, for your information the wheels cast from this pattern weight 11 1/2 lbs.
Another option would be to have me cast them but you would be back to shipping costs.

BTW I have a pair of arch bar trucks in 15" ga. if you are interested. They have 8" wheels and are very heavy.
$1000 F.O. B. central Florida.

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Post by mikell » Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:55 am

the trucks sound good and I have friends in Fla now. If you could do a quick check for shipping to 49085 with a dock I would appreciate it. ball park figure would be fine

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Post by FLSTEAM » Tue Feb 28, 2017 12:09 pm

Just a guess $200-300 plus cost of building a pallet for them maybe $50.

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Post by FLSTEAM » Tue Feb 28, 2017 1:29 pm

Here is a picture of the trucks for sale and a picture of what the trucks look like with brakes.
The trucks come with brake shoes, but you still need to fab other parts.

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Post by jitterjunction » Tue Feb 28, 2017 11:00 pm

If your trucks are still for sale I would be interested.

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Post by FLSTEAM » Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:51 am

Robert, I sent you a PM.

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Re: Wheels Wheels Wheels

Post by holtSteamer » Sat Mar 25, 2017 2:58 am

Craig is still selling parts visit his website at http://www.grandscaleparts.com/

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