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Reply to "Kline Allegheny Missing A Wheelset--1/58th Scale??"

@PRR1950 posted:

From looking at your picture, they look like standard O Gauge wheelsets.

Agreed.  A regular postwar Lionel wheelset measures around 5/8" across the tire, which is probably close enough for gummint work. 

However, beside the one wheelset needed, you will also need two bushings (cylinder-like contraptions that allow the axle to turn freely) and two pieces of some firm material (that still has a little spring) to squeeze into each journal to hold the bushings firmly in place within the journal.

I have had good success using Plastruct round tubing as bushings.  As for the locks...well, if you're not planning to change the axles, a little ACC on the outsides of the bushings should hold 'em in place. 

Mitch

OGR Publishing, Inc., 1310 Eastside Centre Ct, Suite 6, Mountain Home, AR 72653
330-757-3020

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