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Started by Desert Rose, April 04, 2023, 12:50:10 PM
Quote from: Ralph S on April 20, 2023, 07:55:55 PMDarn! I just bought 100 of the 36-inch wheels thinking that was the size for freight cars.
Quote from: Ralph S on April 15, 2023, 04:50:16 PMI understand the dilemma between plastic and metal wheels, but what I don't quite understand is the differences in wheel size. There are 28 inch wheels in plastic or metal There are 33 inch wheels in plastic or metal There are 36 inch wheels in plastic or metalThere are 40 inch wheels in plastic or metal and even seen 42 inch wheels.Do these different sizes make the cars roll faster, like a kids bicycle over an adult bicycle?Does it make the cars taller or shorter, causing a coupler height issue?Not to mention whether the actual axle is plastic or metal, which also causes me to question which one of those axles are better or worse.And lastly, will I need to purchase a caliper to measure the different wheel sizes?I've also damaged wheel trucks cleaning out the journals, maybe cause I'm terrible at it, but making the journal larger makes the wheels wobble, in my opinion.Anyway, I have over the many years collected both sets of wheels metal and plastic, large and small wheel diameters, and in the past just replaced wheels haphazardly to keep the train rolling.If anyone can elaborate on this, it will be greatly appreciated.