Author Topic: Carriage and wagon wheels  (Read 8100 times)

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Offline MikeWilliams

Re: Carriage and wagon wheels
« Reply #45 on: Mar 19 2017 12:03 »
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: Mar 19 2017 21:37 »
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: Mar 19 2017 22:43 »
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