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42 inch wheelsets (edit)
Posted by graymatter on Sunday, August 27, 2017 6:34 PM

Looking for 8ea 48" 42"(measured 0.55") metal wheelsets.

I have searched the  web and wheelsets seem to stop at 36".

Does anybody know where  to go for 48" 42" metal blunt edge tender Wheelsets?

Edit Sorry for all the confusion. !!!

Thanks

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Posted by 7j43k on Sunday, August 27, 2017 7:12 PM

Nothin' easy is coming up.

But I gotta ask:  what tender has 48" wheels??

Centipede tenders tend to have 42".

So do the big Santa Fe tenders--the ones with 8 wheel trucks.

I think most others go with 36"--the big guys, anyway.

I believe 42" are available from Precision Scale (HO-3346).

Precision also shows 45" and 50", but they are spoked.

 

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Posted by areibel on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 7:47 AM

If you can find an S scale 36 inch that comes out a hair larger (about 49 inches in HO), but I don't know if they would come in a code 88 or 110 width? 

 

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Posted by graymatter on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 10:55 AM

I have an old Bachamann made in hong kong tender that needs to pickup on the left rail. It has plastic wheels and axels.

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Posted by 7j43k on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 12:47 PM

graymatter

I have an old Bachamann made in hong kong tender that needs to pickup on the left rail. It has plastic wheels and axels.

 

 

OK.  Tell us more about what it is.  Maybe show us a picture.  As I hinted, it appears to me that no US tenders had wheels larger than 42".  If you tell us what it is a model of, perhaps the wheel diameter (of the real ones) can be determined.  Then you can consider if you want to replace the existing wheels with the proper size.  Or perhaps there's some other options to explore.

Just in case, I will mention that wheel diameter of railroad wheels is measured over the tread, not the flanges.  If you are measuring the overall diameter, go back and also tell us the tread diameter.

 

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Posted by graymatter on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 4:19 PM

Okay

I measured the flange.Dunce

Its a Burlington Route oil tender with a TREAD size of 0.475"

So 87 x 0.475 = 41.325" or prototypically 42".....?

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Posted by BigDaddy on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 5:31 PM

graymatter
So 87 x 0.475 = 41.325" or prototypically 42".....?

Whakm mk,m ,t Edit Gremlins seized control of my keyboard.  try again

Whatever they make (any manufacturer), their model does not necessarily have to conform to prototype.  NWSL has 40, 42 and 45" wheel sets.  Beware, they come with different axle ends.  I have no specific knowledge about your model or tender wheel size.

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Posted by 7j43k on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 7:58 PM

Whakm mk,m, t????  I dunno.  I think those guys only do Z gage stuff.

But then NWSL, huh?  Neat.  I fergot to check them.

Surely sounds like the wheels are 42".  I don't recall any 40" or 38" on tenders.  And certainly not 45".  Still, it would be good if you could specify the model.  Just to be sure-ish.

 

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Posted by oldline1 on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 8:28 PM

Western Maryland Ry Shay #6 tender had 48" wheels...............so did the rest of the engine but I doubt if those would help.

Like several others have asked..........WHAT used 48" wheelsets?

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Posted by doctorwayne on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 8:51 PM

oldline1

Western Maryland Ry Shay #6 tender had 48" wheels...............so did the rest of the engine but I doubt if those would help.

Like several others have asked..........WHAT used 48" wheelsets?

oldline1

 
When I saw the original post, my first thought was British or European steam. 
I have an unbuilt kit, from N&KC Keyser Ltd., for an LMS Stanier 4-6-0 "Jubilee" Class 5XP.  The tender wheels are approximately 54" (HO) measured over the treads.  I'm guessing that the locomotive is OO scale, so that would equate to about 48"(OO).
 
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Posted by 7j43k on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 11:41 PM

graymatter

Okay

I measured the flange.Dunce

Its a Burlington Route oil tender with a TREAD size of 0.475"

So 87 x 0.475 = 41.325" or prototypically 42".....?

 

 

Guys,

 

Please note that the OP, above, has issued a correction; and the subject wheels are actually 42".

So, searching for 48" tender wheels, while fun, is not appropriate to his question.

 

That said, carry on!

 

 

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Posted by Trace Fork on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 6:41 AM

graymatter

Looking for 8ea 48" 42"(measured 0.55") metal wheelsets.

I have searched the  web and wheelsets seem to stop at 36".

Does anybody know where  to go for 48" 42" metal blunt edge tender Wheelsets?

Edit Sorry for all the confusion. !!!

Thanks

 

 

Northwest Short Line lists 42" blunt axle wheel sets under part #27110-4. These are on 3/32" (0.094") axles. See link for complete listing.

http://nebula.wsimg.com/8e0447237058b48781159b49163fee67?AccessKeyId=08BEE66B97B387F20C0D&disposition=0&alloworigin=1

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