Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Wheels  I am drooling at his finely detailed spiral spoke wheels.  I sent an email via the web page feb 9th.  -have not heard anything on the 19th

over the pond is the Ffestinion railway.  They use the spiral spoke wheels  I emailed  they sent me a picture.  It is 74.60 pounds for 4 blanks  that is $113 in USD today.  is a link to a straight spoke wheel.  I emailed the guy Feb 9th  heard back, about $35 to $45 per casting for six inch diameter  Nor have I contacted these people.  Nor have I asked about these wheels.  i could ask for some laser cut wheels or something.   nice spokes for 18 dollars each.  I keep coming back to these, 5 inch diameter, straight spoke.

Add this to the wheels I have started that are 7.5 inch diameter and I have the potential to have a wide variety of wheels for carts that go with the SBT.  I would love to have a string of ten carts to go with the SBT, at $200 each they would cost about $2000 total.  Quite a bit of cash for something I can not ride on, well maybe with proper design I could ride on them.

Fred w Hanks company sells CNC Steel wheels $18  Cleveland, Ohio.  CNC machined steel wheels. 4.375 tread diameter, .500 reamed axle hole. For more information PM Kevin Harris on facebook.  "We do not stock axles because of the differences in bearing sizes everyone wants to use for bearings. I usually use a 3/8 ID bearing, but others use other ones. It is relatively easy to change the hole size on the wheel, or adjust the un made axle to fit a wheel. It is a bit harder I keep the axle perfectly true when adjusting a bearing surface." sells steel wheels machined on a CNC lathe to IBLS wheel standards. ½” center hole. The tread is 4.375” dia. Pricing : for black oxide finish is $20.00 each; for a “raw steel” finish is $18.50 each, plus shipping. Flat back profiled front.  is $23 per wheel or $69.95 for an axle steel wheel.  I purchased blanks, Robb made axles, and there is a noticeable out of roundness between the bearings and the wheel face.  Flat back profiled front. is $80 for an axle, cast iron cnc machined. $27 for steel wheel profiled both sides.  $340 for a set of 8 5" wheels with keyway, good for locomotives. that is $42.50 each has holed wheels for $90 each.  $300 for an axle.  

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