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CORRECTION:
Upon further review, the NP W-5 actually had a spoked wheel in that Delta truck.  Never expected that.
I need to remeasure the Kato wheel.  Maybe it's close enough in diameter that I can just leave it
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Hi all.  In the course of working on my NP W-5, I will need a solid wheelset to replace the spoked one that is
in the trailing truck of the Kato Mikado.  Before I go rummaging through my drawings of diesel and other wheels,
I was wondering if anyone out there had already done this on their Mikado.  If so, can you post what wheelset you
used?  Preferebly, it would be one with code 55 friendly flanges, but if not, that's okay.

It needs to be a 45" diameter wheel

Thank you.

« Last Edit: August 17, 2014, 01:55:52 PM by mmagliaro »

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Re: Need Kato Mikado SPOKED! trailing truck wheelset (replacement)
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2014, 03:22:31 PM »
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hi max,

Kato mike trailing truck wheel.
I got .248 using my caliper.
at the tread.

that is 40 inches...

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Re: Need Kato Mikado SPOKED! trailing truck wheelset (replacement)
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2014, 04:21:42 PM »
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you may want to hunt a model power pacific trailing truck
it is spoked and measures .297 at the tread.

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Re: Need Kato Mikado SPOKED! trailing truck wheelset (replacement)
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2014, 08:02:05 PM »
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you may want to hunt a model power pacific trailing truck
it is spoked and measures .297 at the tread.

victor

Thank you, Victor.  I have since measured it and found what you did: 40".
I *could* leave it, but undersized wheels on pilot and trailing trucks is a bane of N Scale steam, and I always try to get away from it.

GREAT TIP on that Model Power truck.  I'll see what I can find.