Some goofball from eastern Pennsylvania supplied the Bachmann with the white sidewall drivers.
I did discover that those drivers from the older Bachmann porters use split axles. I think they're held together with some sort of white metal screw in the middle which broke. Needless to say I'll have to make a new axle for that wheelset. Gives me a chance to practice with the lathe.
"If the women don't find you handsome they should at least find you handy".