- Aug 1, 2005I have been modelling in 0m for quite some time now. Originally, my
modelling friends and I regauged H0 or 00 wheelsets (particularly
Romford) by cutting the axles in the middle between the wheels and
extending them with brass or plastic tubing.
S scale wheelsets may also be used, but the Gibson S scale wheels are
a bit on the narrow side. This may cause trouble depending on the
track standards, particularly the flangeway.
Addie-Modell (www.addie-modell.de) make 0m wheelsets with 13.5 and
15.5 mm wheel diameter with both spoke and plain wheels. They are
much more expensive than regauged 00 wheelsets or S scale, but the
wheel thread is wide enough to avoid the abovementioned problems. The
pinpoint axles fit the Gibson bearings.
Modelling SNCV rolling stock should not be too difficult as far as
the running gear is concerned - the steam locomotives even had
covered valve gear. The difficult part would be the distinctive W
irons on the four-wheel stock. A friend of mine is planning to have
them etched (as well as the axlebox covers), but I don't know if he
ever will get around to it.
Hope this helps, Herbert
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "vannerley" <vannerley@a...> wrote:
> I would be interested to hear from any members working in Om -
> especially about sources for wheel sets but also to see what else
> be around in the way of running gear.
> David Vannerley
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