set of 8 cast iron wheels - unmachined - On sale now - $45

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set of 8 cast iron wheels - unmachined - On sale now - $45

Post by dodger5 » Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:18 pm

Set of 8 (unmachined) cast iron freight car wheels for 1.5" 1.6" scale railroading. All dimensions are approximate:

Outside Diameter of Flange area: 4.7"
Outside Diameter of thread area: 4.37"
Rim Width: 1.24"
Hub Width: 1.5"
Hub Diameter:1.35"
Weight Each wheel: 3.2 lbs

$45 + shipping

you can email me directly mklundwall@gmail.com or via message
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Re: set of 8 cast iron wheels - unmachined - On sale now - $45

Post by WJH » Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:17 pm

Interested

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Re: set of 8 cast iron wheels - unmachined - On sale now - $45

Post by jamesjgould » Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:09 pm

Are these grey or ductile iron castings ?
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Re: set of 8 cast iron wheels - unmachined - On sale now - $45

Post by WJH » Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:05 am

Received my set, they look nice. Haven't machined them yet, but that is a good question.

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Re: set of 8 cast iron wheels - unmachined - On sale now - $45

Post by BClemens » Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:18 am

What would the maximum rim width that these would finish? Greater than one inch wide?
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Re: set of 8 cast iron wheels - unmachined - On sale now - $45

Post by WJH » Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:10 am

BClemens wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:18 am
What would the maximum rim width that these would finish? Greater than one inch wide?
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Re: set of 8 cast iron wheels - unmachined - On sale now - $45

Post by WJH » Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:59 pm

These castings will finish with a very wide rim width if you want. I actually just chucked one in the lathe just now. It turned very nicely on a 1,000 lb 12" Taiwan import lathe.
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Post by neanderman » Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:30 am

Rough shipping weight?

And where are you? A general location in your profile will benefit all.
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Re: set of 8 cast iron wheels - unmachined - On sale now - $45

Post by Harold_V » Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:49 am

I assume, from the original listing, that there was only one set to be sold. Further, the individual making the offer has not been back on the board since October, so it's entirely possible he won't respond. No idea where he is located. :cry:

How I wish readers would disclose an approximate location in their profile. It's hard to trust, or help, someone who demands to remain anonymous.
No, disclosing where you are is not required. Just advised. :wink:

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Post by neanderman » Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:11 am

Thanks, Harold. That did occur to me, but 'you never can tell...'

Best wishes in your efforts to liquify metal! Sure wish I weren't half a continent away!
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Re: set of 8 cast iron wheels - unmachined - On sale now - $45

Post by Harold_V » Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:06 am

Thanks, Ed. I'd certainly welcome the support, and it would be a pleasure to make your acquaintance.
I have a bit of a quandary. There's a bearing issue with the motor/generator. I was told by Ajax that the bearings are no longer available, but I suspect that what they mean is they no longer offer them for sale. The motor/generator was not built by them, it was a purchased item, which they then assembled for their purpose. I know the name of the maker and will try to determine more. If I can't, without taking the set apart, I have no way of determining the numbers of the bearings. I've never had to deal with an armature that weighs a ton or so. Don't really know how this is going to shake out right now.

The bearings run perfectly well, but one of them, when slowing down, chatters at a given speed. The last time it ran it slowed the armature a little, then it went silent. I suspect the cage is the problem, but how long it can do that without damage is unknown.

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