Seveeral people are making replacement wheelsets. I've been using Kadee
wheelsets as the axles are made of delrin which is very nice in styrene and
metal trucks. One caveat with delrin is that you don't want to run delrin
on delrin as that tends to start well but years later, the delrin erodes and
the cars don't roll well.
One of the nice things is that most manufacturers of trucks have been
following the NMRA dimensions for the axles so a wheelset is almost a
wheelset for any car. You can get wheelsets from 26" to 36" from some of
the makers of wheelsets.
Why isn't there an Ozone Hole at the NORTH Pole?
Make it easy on yourself and just replace the whole truck with those
from Micro-Trains Line. Excellent units they are.
Unless you're running HO scale or something other than N or Z scale,
THEN...I wouldn't have a clue.
Pete in Calgary, Alberta
'Captain' Kirk DeHaan wrote:
The Reboxx guys did a demo at the club a year or so ago. They rolled an
ordinary Athearn boxcar down from the peak of our West Virginia hills.
With stock wheels, the car coasted to a stop after maybe a ten foot roll
on the flat. Then they popped the Athearn stock plastic wheels out of
the trucks, popped in the Reboxx wheels, and repeated. With Reboxx
wheels, the same car coasted five times farther down the layout before
finally drifting to a stop.
I find the run of the hobby shop Proto2K and Kadee wheels fit well
enough, the metal wheels look better and sound better going over switch
points. Reboxx offers a selection of axle lengths to yield a optimum
fit into anything. Hardest part of conversion is coming up with the $1
a car for metal wheels.
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