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  • Kevin
    Hello folks, calling folks Some people on this list may be interested to know that New Zealand manufacturer North Yard has released an 8mm diameter
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 5, 2007
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      Hello folks, calling folks

      Some people on this list may be interested to know that New Zealand
      manufacturer North Yard has released an 8mm diameter seven-curved-
      spoke wheel. It's intended as a 1:64-scale replica of a 20-inch
      diameter ‘Edgar Allen Cast Steel, Sheffield’ wheel that was common on
      bush trams in New Zealand, but serves equally well as a a 10 inch
      wheel in 1:32 scale or an 11 inch wheel in 1:35 scale. The wheel
      consists of a moulded plastic centre with a blackened brass tyre to
      RP25 Code 88 profile. It's part 2163B in the North Yard catalogue.
      North Yard hasn't produced an axle yet -- the wheels are sold
      individually for mounting on your own axles. They're designed to fit
      on 1.2mm brass axles; North Yard sells straight brass wire suitable
      for the job.

      These wheels are an advance on anything available in the past as all
      components have been produced specially for the job, instead of
      adapting the wheel design to use existing British OO-gauge tyres and
      axles. As a result the rim and hub are much closer to scale.

      Some North Yard parts are available from Branchlines in England, but
      I don't know if they are stocking these wheels. Alternatively North
      Yard do direct sales and can take payments by Visa card. The export
      (NZ tax-free) price for these wheels is nzd1.35 each. Their email
      address is <northyard@...> (no web site). I've put a photo in
      the photos section if you want to see what they look like.


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      Kevin Crosado
      De Selby Research
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