59599Re: AZL latching couplers
- Jan 31, 2009Yes, as a matter of fact, I've been measuring a lot of wheels
The Micro-Trains Z scale 33" wheels measure 33.75 scale inches. (By
the way, the AZL metal wheels from their roller bearing trucks are
33.5 scale inches.) For anyone who really, really wants 36" Z scale
wheels, get some Nn3 trucks. These wheels measure 36.25 scale inches.
The difference is indeed hard to discern, but it's quite noticable
when 33" and 36" wheels are side-by-side.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "W.R.Dixon" <WRDixon@...> wrote:
> Garth Hamilton wrote:
> > I seem to recall that modern freight cars especially high
> > cars now run on 36 inch wheel sets rather than the older 33 inch
> > ones.
> The difference in Z scale is .0135", not enough to notice.
> 33" wheels should be .15" in diameter.
> 36" wheels should be .163" in diameter. Anybody measure some wheel
> Bill Dixon
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