1,030 mm (= 3′ 4½″) diam., 10 oval spokes, vee inner rim, 75 mm apparent tread, 140 mm (=5½″) tyre width.
Hub 280 mm face dia., 36 mm out from the tyre.
Source: Russian works drawing.
Note: Also suits Hungarian MAV 4-8-0 class 424 bogie and tender wheels. 1,040 mm (= 3′ 5″) with slightly thicker tyres. (Source: Hungarian works drawing.)
Casting: 32.2 mm tread dia., 27.5 i/d., hub 1.1 mm out from the tyre
1:32 exact scale tyre thickness: 4.4 mm.
Machined to G1MRA Fine standard
1. mount the casting with its back out and cut the small step on the back.
2. with the front out,
cut the larger step,
face the hub so you leave the whole top face just planed over.
(cut a little high, then another 1 or 2 cuts of 0.01 mm until it looks right).
face the tyre 1.1 mm below the hub.
bore the centre just under the size of the final reamed diameter.
3. with the back out, face the back to give 5.0 mm tyre width.
4. mount the casting on a slightly loose (by diameter) mandrel between two discs, centre it, tighten up, and make the final cut with the fine form tool.
27 Mar 2013