Looking for small sqaure driver

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johnpenn74
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Looking for small sqaure driver

Post by johnpenn74 » Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:32 pm

Does anyone out there have a source for a 7" driver (57" prototype) with a SQUARE counter weight, 12 spokes (4 on the counter weight, 8 open)?

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Re: Looking for small sqaure driver

Post by Bill Shields » Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:29 am

a crescent driver with durham water putty to fill and and 'square out' works if you cannot find anything else.

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Re: Looking for small sqaure driver

Post by Marty_Knox » Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:19 pm

I don't know of any that meet your specification exactly. I have 6 drivers I got from Power Model Supply back in 1988 that have 13 spokes and a square counterweight that covers 5 spokes. It is slightly larger than you are looking for, the ones I have are 7 1/4" across the tread. The ones I have are not available, they are from a Mogul I have torn down to rebuild. I don't know what happened to the pattern - it may have been lost when PMS burned down.
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Re: Looking for small sqaure driver

Post by Marty_Knox » Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:26 pm

Another possibility is the Colorado Midland Ten-Wheeler drivers from Rogers-Cooke. They have 15 spokes and a square end counterweight that covers 5 spokes. They look like they would finish to a 7 " diameter. You could check with Bill Holder and see if he still has some.
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Re: Looking for small sqaure driver

Post by Wayne Davis » Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:58 pm

The Winton Mogul has 7" drivers with a square conter weight. I don't have a picture on this computer to add. I don't know if they are available any more. The last Winton website is down.

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Re: Looking for small sqaure driver

Post by AMc » Sat Oct 14, 2017 2:12 am

Check with Martin Model & Pattern. My pattern for the wheel you might be looking for now belongs to them.
7.00 dia, light & heavy counterweights
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