Rokal wheel conversion?

Rokal wheel conversion?

Postby AstroGoat760 » Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:01 pm

I am interested in the possibility in converting my Rokal Union Pacific passenger set to have wheels that can be run on Tillig / Kuehn tracks, does such a wheelset exist where I can swap axles out and run on newer track?
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Re: Rokal wheel conversion?

Postby Rich1853 » Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:23 am

On the German ebay site (ebay.de) search for TT Radsätze (wheelset)
IIRC there is a post or two on this site, also about the Rokal axel ends being different (more blunt?)
If I was still working I would take an axel from the different manufactures and measure them on an optical comparator. Depending on the installed lens the magnification could be as high as 100x
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Re: Rokal wheel conversion?

Postby MacG » Fri Jun 28, 2019 5:34 am

They are produced by Mod-Mueller - muellerradsatz.de. They ship worldwide.

The exchange is a bit tricky. Because of the riveted side frames.
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Re: Rokal wheel conversion?

Postby j p » Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:43 am

MacG wrote:They are produced by Mod-Mueller - muellerradsatz.de. They ship worldwide.

The exchange is a bit tricky. Because of the riveted side frames.


Confirmed.
I have bought the new wheelsets but I have not converted any car yet. It looks like the rivets need to be removed on one side.
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Re: Rokal wheel conversion?

Postby Rich1853 » Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:29 am

It appears the above vendor also sells on the German ebay site (ebay.de) in different quantity packages, wheel diameters, single or double isolation, (for BTTB and Tillig ?replacement).
For Rokal search tt Radsätze Rokal and the above vendor is also on there. The shaft length is longer than those listed for the BTTB or Tilligs ones, also the picture shows the blunt end of the axel shaft.
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Re: Rokal wheel conversion?

Postby MacG » Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:57 am

At ebay.de is more than one vendor. Also, the manufacturer Muellerradsatz has a shop there. The selection is overwhelming.

@j p: You can also carefully bend the side frames. I have converted only one truck. Many more are on my desk.
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