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 Posted: Fri Mar 31st, 2017 06:50 pm
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Those flanges look scary small. :w:

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 Posted: Fri Mar 31st, 2017 06:56 pm
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Hi Alwin :wave:


You know what ?

Dunno if I'm CRAZY or not ?

Perhaps the 'clue' is the sawmill business.


But WHY does it have TWELVE wheels ?


Are those wheels actually made of WOOD ?? :shocked:


What do you think guys ?

They do look a bit 'oDd' in the photo !


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 Posted: Fri Mar 31st, 2017 09:36 pm
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this speeder was most probably designed by
O. (Olly) W. Smith
he used 3-axle trucks for maximum adhesion on the tramway rails. In detail, the trucks looked like this:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/51227209@N03/22078046335/in/photostream/

 He also built a rail tractor – a twelve wheel drive machine - which worked from 1954 to 1974 on various trams at Mamaku between the forests and the old G. A. Gamman & Co. saw mill, now closed.


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 Posted: Fri Mar 31st, 2017 11:29 pm
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If you want to make wooden wheels how taking a spool of thread and cutting the spool itself in half.  Many tread spools are made of wood and the edge of the spool would provide the flange.  Would have to be radio controlled; maybe a challenge for Woodie?



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 Posted: Fri Mar 31st, 2017 11:35 pm
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Don't forget the 'Pliobond' ;)


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Aww, that ain't a challenge for me! It's somebody else's challenge.
Wooden wheels...who'd a thunk it?

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Wooden wheels!. What's next?. STEAM???
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 Posted: Sat Apr 1st, 2017 02:34 pm
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They used wheel treads wider than normal to allow for operation on wooden rails, too. The flanges, being of normal depth, look shallower in comparison to the wide tread. Wooden wheels were not used on tractors. Have a look at 1982 operations.



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Hi Helmut :wave:

STELLA research as usual ! :bg:

I figure the link to the awesome 'weird-wheel' pics. has gotta be worth...

... :brill: :brill: :brill: :brill: 4 Einsteins ! ;)

Certainly it is excellent to see that funky-junk in close up !! :cool:


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I swore an oath to my Psychiatrist & Bank Manager ... NO MORE KITS ! :f:

I just meant during MARCH though. ;) :bg:

The VISA-card SWAT-team are on route to my place as we speak ! :shocked:

Even Jose must agree, just a couple more small kits is OK ? right ?

The kit 'pile' might go up by a couple of inches...

...but hey, it's nearly Christmas !



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