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.............Peter.
Last edited on Tue Dec 6th, 2016 12:21 pm by 2foot6
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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.
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.