Metal wheeled wheel sets for 00 Ratio wagob kits

Discussion in 'Modelling, Simulations & Games' started by Tallpaul70, 14 Aug 2019.

  1. Tallpaul70

    Tallpaul70 Member

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    Hi All,
    Can anyone suggest a type and source of metal wheeled wheel sets to replace the plastic wheel sets supplied in 00 Ratio wagon Kits?
    All the Hornby and Bachmann wheel sets are too short in the axle. They have c25mm axles but the Ratio kits require c28mm axles.
    I think the standard Maygib and those supplied with Parkside kits are also too short for the Ratio kits.

    Many thanks
    Paul
     
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  3. John Webb

    John Webb Established Member

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    Peco do two types of axle-box bearing, one for pointed axles and one for rounded end axles. Could these be used with the Hornby or Bachmann wheel sets to compensate for their shorter length?
     
  4. big all

    big all On Moderation

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    from memory about 40 years ago thats exactly what i had done with but with jackson pin wheels but there was still about 2mm short so had to glue the bearings in place then with areldite
     
  5. Monty

    Monty Established Member

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    Romford, Markits and Alan Gibson are probably you best bet for wheels for wagon kits.
     

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