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Uhhhh...this kind of thing can only happen to me I think...I bought a nicely detailed K-line 2-6-6-6 Virginian Allegheny (K3799-0903W). It was lightly used when I got it and I did not run it for months after receiving it. And when I did, I discovered that one of the wheelsets in the trailing truck was missing--flat out gone.  I looked up the loco online, found a CTT review--and doggone it if the reviewer didn't say that one of his trailing-truck wheelsets fell off the engine as he tried to test it!

The review also said that this was a "scale" engine--scaled to 1/58th scale! It seems that instead of selective compression, K-line decided to just scale the whole engine down to get a 2-6-6-6 that would handle tight curves. Looking online, I found no K-line wheels in 1/58th scale (big surprise!).

The engine of course, runs fine without the wheelset. But sheesh...c'mon...

Anyone know where I can get a 1/58th scale wheelset for this thing? Or another way to match up the odd wheel size to get a wheelset? All help gratefully appreciated.

Don

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Uhhhh...this kind of thing can only happen to me I think...I bought a nicely detailed K-line 2-6-6-6 Virginian Allegheny (K3799-0903W). It was lightly used when I got it and I did not run it for months after receiving it. And when I did, I discovered that one of the wheelsets in the trailing truck was missing--flat out gone.  I looked up the loco online, found a CTT review--and doggone it if the reviewer didn't say that one of his trailing-truck wheelsets fell off the engine as he tried to test it!

The review also said that this was a "scale" engine--scaled to 1/58th scale! It seems that instead of selective compression, K-line decided to just scale the whole engine down to get a 2-6-6-6 that would handle tight curves. Looking online, I found no K-line wheels in 1/58th scale (big surprise!).

The engine of course, runs fine without the wheelset. But sheesh...c'mon...

Anyone know where I can get a 1/58th scale wheelset for this thing? Or another way to match up the odd wheel size to get a wheelset? All help gratefully appreciated.

Don

Essentially you are wanting to buy the wheel set for this locomotive thus this post has been moved to want to buy.  PLEASE help us by posting in the correct category that best accomplishes the main topic.

Mitch and GRJ, thanks for considering this uh....problem. The wheelset is of course 0 gauge. I guess I am concerned about matching up the diameter (sans flange) and the axle ends. The doggone thing is basically decorative--I just need to fill the hole in the trailing truck!

Here's a pic of the offender. Measuring the wheel diameter (not incl. flange), it looks like either 9/16 or 19/32 of an inch. I could not get one of the others off to check the axle ends (I didn't want to force it--my luck might still be running the same direction with thios engine!). But I assume the axle ends are flat and not needle-pointed.

Any help from your junk box will be appreciated and remunerated in accordance with whatever "ransomwheel" arrangement suits your wallet.

Many thanks! (replying to gunrunnerjohn and M. Mitchell Marmel on OGR Forum)

Don

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

Chuck

@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

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