Driving wheels need loco.

I bought half a dozen badly turned drivers which I now find wont be
suitable for what I had in mind. By the time they are trued they will
scale at four feet one inch. The only drawings I have for four feet to
four feet three inch (ready for shopping) locos are contractors types.
What I would like is a Scottish or LNWR 0-6-0, 0-4-0, 2-4-0, 0-4-2, 0-4-4,
preferably a tank engine. Can anyone point me in the right direction
please?
Ken.
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Ken Parkes
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Ken,
The smallest GWR Prairie tanks had wheels of about 4' 1" diameter - sorry, going by memory so I might be an inch or so out. I made some such wheels for an S scale loco some years ago and then gave them to someone else who then used them to make a GE 0-6-0 tank loco, so there's a GE prototype with that size of wheel as well :-)
The number of spokes will be important as well since these wheels had only 10 or 12 spokes (again, can't remember exactly). A variation of one or two spokes doesn't show up too much in a larger diameter wheel with many spokes, but does make an impact on a small wheel with fewer spokes.
Jim.
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Jim Guthrie
Thankyou Jim. Your post immediately reminded me that I had an MRJ on GER Buckjumpers. Have now found it - 4 feet in 10, 12, or 15 spokes; not quite Scottish but perhaps my line can have one on loan, I love the forward dome and chunky look.
Ken.
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Ken Parkes

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