Substituting 4.5/12V Train Wheels
Posted 25 July 2009 - 03:47 PM
I was wondering:
I've been building a number of classic 12V trains using 9V train wheels for rolling stock. I don't own any classic train wheels, but have any of you tried substituting 4.5/12V train wheels with regular wheels from the same era. The most obvious difference is the larger inner rim that would help the wheel stay on the track. Without this rim, do you think that the (x425) wheel would stay on the track? Also, for those of you familiar w/12V trains, does one also need the rubber to go around the wheel for added friction?
I might have to give it a try.
4.5/12V Train Wheel
Wheel Centre Spoked Small with Stud (x425) (Regular Wheel)
Posted 25 July 2009 - 05:00 PM
I've used these before as train wheels for a Maintenance train:
The technic wheel works decent on the track, just not high speeds, I think your wheels should work too.
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Posted 25 July 2009 - 05:02 PM
Posted 25 July 2009 - 05:08 PM
I'm not sure if it's the color or the smaller size (or both), but not too fond of them. I've got quite a few of these red wheels from old sets and thought I might be able to put them to use.
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