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Source for N scale traction tires (actually multi-scale)
« on: April 07, 2018, 01:14:46 AM »
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Traction tires can often be hard to find. Mark @strummer just reminded me about a source of universal traction tires.
There is an eBay seller named lovetrainhobbies. He sells several sizes of traction tires.  Actually his website was mentioned on TRW few times in the past, in
https://www.therailwire.net/forum/index.php?topic=40079.msg493043#msg493043
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https://www.therailwire.net/forum/index.php?topic=40571.msg502235#msg502235.
The URLs in those posts are no longer valid, but he does still sell direct. Here is the new URL:
http://www.lovetrainhobbies.com/N-scale-traction-tires-locomotive-engine-replacements-steam-diesel-N-scale-traction-tires-lovetrain-hobbies-mm-N-MAIN.html


Other sources of traction tires are also mentioned in this thread.
« Last Edit: April 07, 2018, 02:40:50 AM by peteski »
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Re: Source for N scale traction tires
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2018, 01:45:55 AM »
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That looks handy.  Thanks. 8)
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Re: Source for N scale traction tires (actually multi-scale)
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2018, 03:32:14 AM »
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I just bought some Mehano replacement tires from a guy in Slovenia. They are now in New York and on the way. They will be great for a couple of like-new MRC RSD-15s I got except for flat spots from sitting on the simulated track in the MRC cases for years.

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Anyway, thanks for the source, Pete.

Doug
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Re: Source for N scale traction tires (actually multi-scale)
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2018, 04:29:59 AM »
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Anyway, thanks for the source, Pete.

Doug

You're welcome. I don't want to take credit for this. Mark (strummer) reminded me of the lovetrainhobbies source. Then I just compiled the info and posted it in here to make it easier to find.  If someone else has other sources, please add them to this thread.
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Re: Source for N scale traction tires (actually multi-scale)
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2018, 12:24:49 PM »
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Thanks to you too, Mark.

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Re: Source for N scale traction tires (actually multi-scale)
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2018, 06:51:41 PM »
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Wow, you're very welcome.

I often feel as though I don't really have much to contribute to this Forum, so I'm glad to have (finally) been of some use here...  :)

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Re: Source for N scale traction tires (actually multi-scale)
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2018, 10:12:44 PM »
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I just lost a traction tire on on of my Challengers...
Does Athearn have them or do I have to look elsewhere?
Suggestions?
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Re: Source for N scale traction tires (actually multi-scale)
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2018, 10:16:46 PM »
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I just lost a traction tire on on of my Challengers...
Does Athearn have them or do I have to look elsewhere?
Suggestions?
Otto K.

Usually the company which makes the model also supplies the tires.  Wasn't there a packet with some spares in the box?
You could also contact (call, email) Athearn and ask for some.
Or one of the sizes sold by the source mentioned here should fit the Challenger.
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Re: Source for N scale traction tires (actually multi-scale)
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2018, 02:02:13 PM »
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Another source for tires is DM Toys.
The Fleischmann ones fit most other makes as well.

https://www.en.dm-toys.de/liste/search/traction%20tire.html

also wheels and tires for road vehicles.

https://www.en.dm-toys.de/produktdetails/items/dm17600.html

They are based in Germany. Postage per order is a reasonable €10

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Re: Source for N scale traction tires (actually multi-scale)
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2018, 04:12:45 PM »
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They are based in Germany. Postage per order is a reasonable €10

Indeed, although I have to say that I just ordered (2) more set of tires from the outfit Peteski's original link was for, and the combined shipping on both was under $5.00. So I think for us "State-side" buyers, "lovetrainhobbies" a pretty good resource...

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Re: Source for N scale traction tires (actually multi-scale)
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2018, 04:19:15 PM »
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I am also a DM-Toys customer but I usually tack any small item orders onto my larger orders.
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Re: Source for N scale traction tires (actually multi-scale)
« Reply #11 on: April 21, 2018, 11:50:08 AM »
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As kind of a "FWIW" follow-up to this thread:

I had purchased a set of the 8mm TTs from this outfit, in the event my Rapido 2-8-2 BR41 should need replacement tires.

I was running some of my HO scale German stuff the other day, and my marvelous Roco V200 threw a traction tire: as it turns out, those "N scale" 8mms were a perfect fit to this model. Now why a loco of this size and weight (24 oz.) would need traction tires in the first place is a puzzle, and probably best left for another discussion, I suppose, but in any case, I thought I'd pass this on...

Mark in Oregon