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 Posted: Tue Dec 6th, 2016 12:19 pm
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Yes, trains do get flat tyres A diesel locomotive on a tourist railway near me was taken out of service due to eight flat tires.The tires were so badly worn they couldn't be profiled. The wheels needed new tyres but the cost was prohibitive.Unfortunately the tourist railway is no longer operational.:bang:............Peter.

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Should have ran them here--round them right up




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pipopak wrote: never realized rail wheels go flat.



Oh yes they do!. Usually after a hard braking...


Yep, didn't UP 844's wheels develop flat spots on one occasion?



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Here is a link to the Silver Northern railcar: http://www.sanjuancountyhistoricalsociety.org/casey-jones.html

Check out the spoke wheels front and back.  Shouldn't be too hard to model.



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Delete.
My mistake.

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Michael, if I'm not mistaken, years ago KEMTRON made parts for this SRR railcar in HO & O and the parts could be made now by PRECISION SCALE. Bob Sloan also made brass etchings for the body but I don't know if they are still available. And I believe that I have seen this car available in 1:20.3 and maybe On3 by PSC also.

It shouldn't be too hard to build one.
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Kemtron! That's a name I was trying to remember in recent past.
Now, what was I trying to remember it for?



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The old Kemtron Shay kit perhaps ?


Cheap (ish)


Loads of people bought them, I believe.


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The old Kemtron Shay kit was "state of the art" then and still is! It had a Micro Mo (80:1)/gearbox but needed machining on all the parts! Not for the timid. I believe that kit was/is available from Precision Scale (as are most all old Kemtron parts) but it might take a phone call to them to verify availability. Nothing works better than talking to a REAL PERSON about these things rather than looking at "info" on de net.

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