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Wheel size for passenger cars
« on: December 30, 2010, 02:35:12 PM »
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What was the normal wheel size for both light and heavyweight passenger cars ? 33 " 36 "...?
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Re: Wheel size for passenger cars
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2010, 02:49:38 PM »
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I looked through the 1940 and 1943 Car Builders books for early lightweight cars but there were no drawings with wheelsizes.  I would assume 36" unless you found otherwise.

All the drawings for the heavyweight cars had 36" wheels including a PRR baggage with 4 wheel trucks (if you wanted to use that as a gauge).


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Re: Wheel size for passenger cars
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2010, 08:10:35 PM »
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The prototype used 36" wheels on passenger equipment.