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 Posted: Fri Dec 2nd, 2016 05:28 am
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A Dodge rail inspection car used on the Silverton Tramway.....Peter

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Those skirts filling in the front wheel arches must make changing a flat (puncture) a lot more difficult!

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 Posted: Mon Dec 5th, 2016 06:23 am
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Yeah Herb,checking the tyre pressure would have been a pain as well:us:....Peter



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I never realized rail wheels go flat. ;)

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Only at the bottom where they bump into the rails :P
L: Yes at a microscopic level there is some flattening due to deformation of the wheels caused by the weight of what is sitting above them. The rails also deform slightly under load as well.  
Herb? Got that air pump handy??

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Hi all,
I suppose that this standard-gauge Buda fits here as well? Yes it looks like a truck and it is on rails


One from the Canadian timber industry - Port Alberni, Vancouver Island, BC. Photo was in September 2013, just after the Buda had been restored and repainted. 
More information at on it and an unusual looking gas-speeder at http://www.alberniheritage.com/image-gallery/term/sub/882





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never realized rail wheels go flat.

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

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I don't fancy riding on a TGV with a loada flat-spots :shocked:

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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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