Spoke TT gauge wheels

Spoke TT gauge wheels

Postby LJHolden » Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:54 pm

Hi all,

Long time reader first time poster.

I know Tillig make a spoked TT gauge wheel set, but can't find anywhere online or local (I live in New Zealand) that sells them. Can anyone point me in the right direction please?
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Re: Spoke TT gauge wheels

Postby TiTan downunder » Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:12 pm

http://www.mbs-sebnitz.de/h0m-speichenr ... tueck.html
These are the Tillig wheelsets from Modellbahnshop Sebnitz

You could also try Mueller. He offers both plain spoke and split spoke and his shipping costs are probably cheaper.

http://www.muellerradsatz.de/epages/es1 ... ducts/6091

http://www.muellerradsatz.de/epages/es1 ... ducts/6091

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Re: Spoke TT gauge wheels

Postby Graandpa » Fri Aug 04, 2017 2:18 pm

Northwest Shortline has some small spoked HO wheels. If you order them on flush or blunt axles ( small set up fee, if no machining needed), they can be regauged and the excess axle cut off. Multiply HO diameter by 120 and divide result by 87 to get TT diameter. Pay attention to tread width.

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Re: Spoke TT gauge wheels

Postby LJHolden » Sat Aug 05, 2017 6:07 am

Brilliant, thanks guys
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Re: Spoke TT gauge wheels

Postby Richard-B » Sun Aug 06, 2017 12:35 am

Graandpa wrote:Northwest Shortline has some small spoked HO wheels. If you order them on flush or blunt axles ( small set up fee, if no machining needed), they can be regauged and the excess axle cut off. Multiply HO diameter by 120 and divide result by 87 to get TT diameter. Pay attention to tread width.
David Rygmar at NWSL says he would really prefer to send out loose wheels and axles... a DIY project. They really can't charge enough for fiddly work like setting wheels to gauge.
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Re: Spoke TT gauge wheels

Postby Graandpa » Sun Aug 06, 2017 10:57 pm

Buy the HO wheelsets, unless they are on shouldered axles, regauge them yourself and cut off the axles. The biggest thing with assembling wheelsets is to wind up with the wheels perpendicular to the axle. If not, they can be in gauge and still wobble. Before ownership changed, I bought a bunch of HO 26/088 geared (15T) to fit the 207-6 gearbox, specified as .342" back to back, to serve as 36" drivers for E units. I ordered them on overlength axles intending to cut them off. An Sn3 3/32" axle needing no trimming was provided. For the center Idler wheelsets, I use matching HO wheelsets regauged and axles trimmed.

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Re: Spoke TT gauge wheels

Postby Graandpa » Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:37 pm

NWSL also has bearing inserts for blunt axles where bearings are outside the wheels.

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Re: Spoke TT gauge wheels

Postby steveo21856 » Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:25 pm

Steam Era Models in Victoria, Australia sell spoked wheelsets for HOn3.5 which is 12mm gauge.
http://steameramodels.com/wheels.htm

Wuiske Models in Queensland, Australia also sell HOn3.5 solid wheelsets
http://www.wuiskemodels.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=27

I have wheelsets from both of the above and they run fine on my TT track.

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Re: Spoke TT gauge wheels

Postby Bernd » Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:23 am

I've been toying with Fox Valley wheels sets in N & Z scale. I just re-gauge the sets using the appropriate size axle for the hole in the wheel. Pieces of the proper size drill rod work great. McMaster Carr carries all sizes in inch and millimeter sizes.

I'm also toying the with the idea of taking an HO or N size wheel and using my CNC machine to mill out material to make spoked wheels. I just need to find the time to do it.

@Steve, nice links to the spoked wheels.

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Re: Spoke TT gauge wheels

Postby Graandpa » Sat Aug 26, 2017 4:47 pm

HOn3 track gauge is .058" narrower than TT. Did you have to adjust wheel gauge? Flange depth is?

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