|Forum topic by CarvinTom||posted 507 days ago||1231 views||0 times favorited||1 reply|
507 days ago
I’m looking for any suggestions for turning small railroad wheels (~1” dia and 1/7” thick) for the tender of a wooden locomotive model that I am building.
I turned wheels of a similar size for the front truck of the locomotive but only got 2 good ones for every 3 or so I turned. Here’s a picture of the front truck of the locomotive.
I need to turn 8 more of for the 2 trucks of the tender but I’m not looking forward to spending 5 or 6 hours making them. It is not so important that they have a particular shape as it is that they all have the same shape.
The first ones were all of basswood, like the rest of the model, but I could use something harder. For strength, the grain has to go across the wheels.
Does anyone have any suggestions for mass producing them?
I’d appreciate direct e-mails to email@example.com
-- Carvin' Tom, Pittsburgh, PA, www.carvintom.blogspot.com, AKA K3WFN