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Atlas Metal Wheels..What are they good for?
« on: April 22, 2007, 09:00:17 AM »
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I recently bought some of these..and I'm pretty disappointed with them to be honest, they fall out of Atlas trucks, they bind in MT ones
but they do fit nicely into MDC trucks which don't looks so great.

I'm thinking my MOW wagons (which will get the MDC trucks) will have the most expensive wheels on the layout LOL! :)

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Re: Atlas Metal Wheels..What are they good for?
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2007, 09:32:32 AM »
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You have to make sure you get the right axle length.  The wheels I purchased for my MT trucks fit fine.  If you got the ones for Atlas trucks, they are sized for the newer trucks with Accumate couplers, not the ancient ones with Rapidos and brass wheels.

Check the labels and see what you got...

Lee
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Re: Atlas Metal Wheels..What are they good for?
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2007, 09:52:44 AM »
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Ah thanks Lee, I retried the wheels in an accumate truck and they work fine, however the ones I wanted them for were the Atlas caboose truck, which must still be made to the old measurements.

Simon