Author Topic: Carriage and wagon wheels  (Read 7839 times)

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Offline MikeWilliams

Re: Carriage and wagon wheels
« Reply #45 on: March 19, 2017, 12:03:35 PM »
I can completely understand how Walsall could make these cheaper than Andy's supplier because Andy's uses a lathe not quite large enough to thread the bar needed through the headstock, and so each wheel blank needs to be cut off and mounted individually to machine.

But, like unklian, I would be interested to know whether Walsall do actually make them and do have them?

Mike

Offline Peaky 556

Re: Carriage and wagon wheels
« Reply #46 on: March 19, 2017, 09:37:59 PM »
Well Mike, I was offered them last year by Walsall for £7.50 per axle, but went for another supplier instead where the cost was slightly greater but brass bearings included.
Tim

Offline MikeWilliams

Re: Carriage and wagon wheels
« Reply #47 on: March 19, 2017, 10:43:47 PM »
Great, thanks Tim.

Just shows there's a lot for Gauge 3 out there if you look - and I didn't look hard enough!

Mike