I have now ceased to take on any new orders for machining castings apart from plain wheels for diesel locos.
Different machinists have their own preferred methods of mounting wheels:
Walsall Model Industries can machine my castings and mount them on their square ended, self quartering axles. Insulation where required is inserted across the individual spokes.
Steve Ross uses Tufnol hub insulation where required, mounting the wheels on round-ended, telescopic jointed axles.
Richard Hersey uses hub insulation where required, mounting the wheels on round-ended, telescopic jointed axles, for 0 Gauge and Gauge One.
Their contact details can be supplied on request.
At present I have form tools available for Gauge 0 Scale 7, Gauge 0 Fine, Gauge One Scale 32, Gauge One Fine, Gauge One Standard and for Gauge 3 Standard,
3 1/2″ and for 7 1/4″ gauge. Link to form tool profile drawings.
Tools to other profiles can be supplied to order.
Tool sizes for Gauge 0, Gauge One 1 and for Gauge 3 are 3/8 x 3/8 x 4″. £45.00 each plus delivery.
Tool sizes for 3 1/2″ gauge are 1/2 x 1/2 x 4″. £50.00 each plus delivery.
Tool sizes for 7 1/4″ gauge are 1/2 x 1 x 4″. £60.00 each plus delivery.
The G 1 Fine tool can also be used on G 1 Standard width tyres where a 1.5 mm deep flange is preferred.
The tools have the same profile all down the end of the tool and can be sharpened by grinding a small amount off the top face. Mine usually profile about 80 to 100 wheels between sharpenings.
GWR 4-6-0 Hawksworth County at 7 mm/ft.
GN. No 1 class Stirling Single, driver only for Gauge 3.
Mansell coach wheel for Gauge 3.
Dutch 4-4-0 SS 800/ NS 1700 class for 5 inch gauge.
LSWR 4-4-0 Adams T3 at 1:32.
North British/LNER D34, drivers only at 7 mm/ft.
LNWR 2-4-2T Webb tanks at 1:32.
German Bavarian PtL 2/2, DB 98.3 0-4-0T for Gauge 3.
German Bavarian Gt2 x 4/4, DB 96 0-8-0 0-8-0T for 3½ inch gauge.
Dutch 2-4-0 HSM 74/NS 1000 class at 1:45.
Dutch 2-4-0 SS 301/NS 1300 class at 1:45.
HR 4-4-0 Loch class at 7 mm/ft.
HR 4-4-0 Skye Bogie class at 7 mm/ft.
IN THE PIPELINE
Austria 0-8-0 BBÖ class 73 at 1:45.
Dutch 4-4-2T SS 700/NS 5500 class at 1:45.
Taff Vale, Kitson 0-6-0T with 13 spoke, 4′6″ wheels, also used on Machester Ship Canal and Coppice Colliery at 7 mm/ft.
The last lot of waxes was delivered to the foundry on Oct 22nd.
Revised 24 Oct 2019.