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1:24 scale
H440, H441, H442
Driving wheels for the EAR (East African Railway) 4-8-2+2-8-4 class 59.

4′ 6″ diam., 14 oval spokes, humped inner rim.
Hub 14½″ face dia., 1.31″ out from the inner rim. Tyre face 13/16″ below the inner rim.
If built as converted to run on Cape gauge the face of the tyre is 3/8″ above the inner rim.

Casting: 57.2 mm dia., 49.7 i/d., hub 1.4 mm out from the inner rim. Tyre face 0.86 mm below the inner rim.
If built as converted to run on Cape gauge the face of the tyre is 0.4 mm above the inner rim.

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Scan of a casting in a set for an EAR 4-8-2+2-8-4 class 59,

Castings H440 Castings H441 Castings H442

Cross section diagram of casting H440-2

The works drawings show that the wheels were designed to be capable of conversion or building to suit Cape Gauge by changing the position of the tyres on the wheel centres. The wheels suit 3′ 6″ gauge with the tyres in the normal position (above the inner rims), or, as built, with the tyres set back by 1 3/16″ on the wheel centres with the face of the tyre 13/16″ below the inner rim to reduce the back to back by 2 3/8″ for the EAR Metre gauge. I have allowed enough material on the castings for either version to be machined.

1:24 is slightly underscale for metre gauge on 45 mm track, for a more exact scale of track use 41.7 mm track (or model at 1:22.2).

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