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Old 06-20-2016, 11:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Finescale wheelsets 33"

A man, Larry Wallenslager, whom I met at an auction is offering 4 Finescale wheelsets for 25.00. Send me a private message, I have his number and you can contact him. He says that he has 100 of them. I don't know if this is a good deal or not, so let me know if it is. Bob

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Old 06-21-2016, 10:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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you would want the materials used, and some basic dimensions, especially flange depth.

You were not thinking of using them outdoors were you? Only inside on perfect benchwork or for static display only right?

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Thanks for the heads up Greg. Are these only for indoor? Larry Wallenslager didn't tell me that. These are not for me, too small for me. I will get more information about them and post the info. They might be for indoor use only because he is a collector. Bob.
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What is normally referred to as "finescale" have never been workable with outdoor railways and marginal for indoor railways with PERFECT trackwork.

So, that's why I encouraged you to get some measurements of the wheel dimensions, most especially the flange depth.

Most often they are used for static display models.

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Yes, I posed some questions to him on his answering machine and he has not answered yet, so you are probably right, after all he is a collector. Can I delete the ad? Bob.
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Nah, do not sweat it, we'll all learn something here, that's another fun thing about the hobby, learning new stuff.

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Old 06-24-2016, 08:04 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Default From Larry Wallenslager about wheelsets.

Hi Robert,

I took a set of these 1:32 scale wheels out of the packaging and I
believe I have all the answers your friends were asking.

The wheels are 1-1/32 inches in diameter (exact 33 inch diameter for
1:32 scale) with a scale 1 inch flange (1/32 inch).

The wheels are stainless steel with a stainless steel axle and are
insulated with a plastic bushing between the wheel and the axle.

The wheels can be used either indoors or outside.

I would like $25 for a set of 4 axles. I believe these were $12 per
axle when I purchased them.

If you have any other questions, please let me know.

Sincerely,
Larry Wallenslager
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so the flange depth is 0.031"

NMRA standard for "standard" flange depth is 0.066" max

For high rail, the depth is 0.118" max

There is no minimum, but you are probably getting the drift.

For comparison with actual products, USA Trains "ultimate series" rolling stock flange depth is 0.122"

Aristo metal wheels are 0.100"

So, current rolling stock that many people use is 3 to 4 times deeper flange.

I very much doubt these wheels would work at all outside.

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Like I said, he is a collector, so most of his cars stay in one spot, so I doubt if he would experience any derailments. Bob.
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No negatives on his wheels, I am sure they look great!

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