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 Posted: Sat Feb 22nd, 2020 08:34 pm
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Clinton Ross
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One of the joys of running trains at true eye-level (1), where only one rail can be seen,
is adapting rolling stock with spoked wheels.  

Oftentimes it is not prototypical,
but the visual joy benefit outweighs (horrors!) fidelity.

Fein-Mechanik (sp?) made lovely spoked wheels in HO,
that were sported on almost all 900+ DR Epoch III passenger and freight cars.

Now that the HO is being scrapped for beggars' wages in favor of O 1:45,
yet keeping the (now almost) eye-level vantage, 
are there spoked wheels commercially available, which will fit Lenz O-scale rolling stock?

Clinton

(1) - Eye-level running may be good for the basement owner,
but it is oftentimes dreadful for guests,
as they are, most likely, not seeing things from the same height.  

Devices such as steps, ladders and platform shoes help only a little,
and do nothing for the good sense of balance needed to prevent nausea.


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Hi Clinton,

Have you tried 'Slaters'?

http://www.slatersplastikard.com

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Paul Woods

Whangarei, NZ


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Thanks, Paul, for the reference,

but I could not get past the 7mm wagon section whatsoever. 


Perhaps the website is "undergoing" something.



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 Posted: Wed Mar 18th, 2020 02:14 am
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Clinton

Click on search site, enter "wheel sets"

Hit search to get a list of their wheel sets.





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 Posted: Sat Mar 21st, 2020 01:51 am
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Hi Clinton

North Yard out of Blenheim NZ do a wide range of spoked wheels.

Their catalogue is at

http://www.northyard.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/North-Yard-Product-Catalogue-1.pdf




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 Posted: Sat Mar 21st, 2020 06:00 pm
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Thanks for the resource!

It must be lack of space (not Australians, mind)
that allow British modelers to fuss over the details and placement of scale bicycle spokes,
whilst ignoring the elephant-sized couplers hanging six feet off the pilot.

There may have been a time when such wee hour research,
into hand-making assemblies that require altering off-the-shelf models,
with power tools costing more than the trains themselves, would have been considered. 

(At least until a stiff drink was downed, to properly assess the possibilities of success,
versus actuarial certainty of only an expensive mess)

At 72, it is strictly shake-the-box and run it.
Well, okay, except for the stubbornness to model code 100 track covered in 1:45 moss.

Clinton


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Micheal Schnellencamp at  Schnellencamp.de  makes them!

For all cars that are not lighted, they merely pop in the the holes in Lenz cars.

As well, the axle thickness is too wide to fit into Lenz slots, for its three-axle cars.

Both "deficiencies" will be investigated!

Thanks!

Clinton

(still new at this stuff!)


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