Traction tires

Ratcals Jun 27, 2000

  1. Ratcals

    Ratcals TrainBoard Member

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    I recently purchase an FA-2 locomotive manufactured by MRC on Ebay. Because the item had been in storage for 30 years it had become quite dusty and the electrical contacts were tarnished. Upon taking it apart to thoroughly clean it I couldn't help notice that the traction tires were severely dry rotted. To the point where they mostly crumbled to the touch. Here's the question: I see that Stewart Products make replacement traction tires for both diesel and steam. Are these fairly universal in size and will they fit my new/old loco?

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    Mark [​IMG]
    Ratcals Red Ale
    You Need It Because You're Weak
     
  2. virtual-bird

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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Ratcals:
    Here's the question: I see that Stewart Products make replacement traction tires for both diesel and steam. Are these fairly universal in size and will they fit my new/old loco?
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    If you find out gimme a yell... I also have 2 locos with rotted rubbers....



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    K, C, & Bird Butt Railroad - SP, NS, and ROCK admirer.
    Its a coal mining region of a place far far away, that runs, SP, NS, and some CSX..
    Also some Custom RARE Bird RR sd40-2's coming!
    Era:
    Time stands still round these parts, and we have everything from Steam, to Diesels of today.
     
  3. Ratcals

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    I emailed NScale Suppy and they weren't sure. However they said the tires were fairly universal. I ordered some so I guess we'll see. Besides I can't run it the way it is. I'll let you know.


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    Ratcals Red Ale
    You Need It Because You're Weak
     
  4. virtual-bird

    virtual-bird TrainBoard Member

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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Ratcals:
    I emailed NScale Suppy and they weren't sure. However they said the tires were fairly universal. I ordered some so I guess we'll see. Besides I can't run it the way it is. I'll let you know.

    [​IMG]Mark
    Ratcals Red Ale
    You Need It Because You're Weak
    <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    WELL!!!!!!???????

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    RR:
    K, C, & Bird Butt Railroad - SP, NS, and ROCK admirer.
    Its a coal mining region of a place far far away, that runs, SP, NS, and some CSX..
    Also some Custom RARE Bird RR sd40-2's coming!
    Era:
    Time stands still round these parts, and we have everything from Steam, to Diesels of today.
     
  5. Ratcals

    Ratcals TrainBoard Member

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    Be patient. I ordered the stuff on the 30th and they emailed me on the 6th of July to let me know they were shipped priority. Priority for my location means 7-10 business days. I'll keep you informed.

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    [​IMG] Mark
    Ratcals Red Ale
    Because Everything Else Sucks!
     
  6. Ratcals

    Ratcals TrainBoard Member

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    Traction tires have arrived and work great. However, I would consider making my own with a piece of vinyl hosing first. You can't do much worse. It won't be long now before the first loco for the Ratcals RR will be rolling off the assembly.

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    [​IMG] Mark
    Ratcals Red Ale
    Where's Yours!?!?
     
  7. virtual-bird

    virtual-bird TrainBoard Member

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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Ratcals:
    Traction tires have arrived and work great. However, I would consider making my own with a piece of vinyl hosing first. You can't do much worse. It won't be long now before the first loco for the Ratcals RR will be rolling off the assembly.
    <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    just getting the right stuff.. and hoping it is round and not 'lumpy' to cause wobbling...

    thanks for the update...

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    RR:
    K, C, & Bird Butt Railroad - SP, NS, and ROCK admirer.
    Its a coal mining region of a place far far away, that runs, SP, NS, and some CSX..
    Also some Custom RARE Bird RR sd40-2's coming!
    Era:
    Time stands still round these parts, and we have everything from Steam, to Diesels of today.
     

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