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FVM N-Scale Wheels
« on: November 19, 2018, 06:51:54 PM »
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Anyone know when/if the FVM N-Scale (0.540" axle) will be available again?

Doug
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Re: FVM N-Scale Wheels
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2018, 10:57:58 PM »
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The word was sometime in the Fall, so don't be surprised that it's Spring.   But I hope not, I could use about 10 100-packs.
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Re: FVM N-Scale Wheels
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2018, 03:02:49 AM »
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Anyone know when/if the FVM N-Scale (0.540" axle) will be available again?

Doug

The following was posted on Fox Valley's Facebook page a few days ago.

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Fox Valley Models
November 12 at 11:24 AM · FVM Trainfest Official Announcments
Good Morning Everyone,
Trainfest was this past weekend and it was another great show.-----------------
------------------Lastly, we also had samples of all our N & Z Scale wheelsets delivered at the show from a new supplier. We are checking them over this week and hopefully get them rolling again very soon. Thank you for your continued support and have a great and very Happy Thanksgiving! Best regards,
Matt"

Not a definite date but sounds like it should be fairly soon.

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Re: FVM N-Scale Wheels
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2018, 01:38:13 PM »
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The following was posted on Fox Valley's Facebook page a few days ago.

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Fox Valley Models
November 12 at 11:24 AM · FVM Trainfest Official Announcments
Good Morning Everyone,
Trainfest was this past weekend and it was another great show.-----------------
------------------Lastly, we also had samples of all our N & Z Scale wheelsets delivered at the show from a new supplier. We are checking them over this week and hopefully get them rolling again very soon. Thank you for your continued support and have a great and very Happy Thanksgiving! Best regards,
Matt"

Not a definite date but sounds like it should be fairly soon.

YAY!!  :D

Cheerio!
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Re: FVM N-Scale Wheels
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2018, 07:35:54 PM »
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Hopeful here. I'll yay when I see them.
Wonder which spec they are...fine, wide or mejum?
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Re: FVM N-Scale Wheels
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2018, 12:07:34 AM »
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Hopeful here. I'll yay when I see them.
Wonder which spec they are...fine, wide or mejum?
OttO K.

I'll say "Where's my wallet???" when I see 'em...hopefully fine tread and soon...

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Re: FVM N-Scale Wheels
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2018, 01:08:16 AM »
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Desperately needed at my end; hope they will be as good as before.

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Re: FVM N-Scale Wheels
« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2018, 03:35:12 AM »
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Hopeful here. I'll yay when I see them.
Wonder which spec they are...fine, wide or mejum?
OttO K.

Well, they did say, " of all our N & Z Scale wheelsets  ", so I'd take that to mean their entire line - the fine and wide and all diameters.

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Re: FVM N-Scale Wheels
« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2018, 03:15:45 PM »
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We really need to get over this FVM metal wheelset drought!

I think FVM wheelsets have gotten an unfair rap by some modelers - I don't find them to be unreliable at all.
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Re: FVM N-Scale Wheels
« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2018, 12:27:50 AM »
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We really need to get over this FVM metal wheelset drought!

I think FVM wheelsets have gotten an unfair rap by some modelers - I don't find them to be unreliable at all.

Maybe by some, but I absolutely love them and won't use anything else.  There have been a few problems.  In a bag of 100, sometimes there are a few broken ones (which they always replace for free).   And sometimes I have popped a rim off when putting them into a truck, but by being diligent about always putting the insulated-side axle point into the truck first, and then pushing on the opposite wheel (if I have to do any pushing) to pop them in, I have never broken another one.

Once I put them in a car, I've never had a single one fail.

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Re: FVM N-Scale Wheels
« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2018, 01:27:32 AM »
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On feebay FVM .540 36" axles 300 pairs starting is 150$ but I know everyone wants the 33"'s.

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Re: FVM N-Scale Wheels
« Reply #11 on: November 27, 2018, 05:30:49 AM »
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I have had a few bad ones out of several hundred, always the insulator. I had a few replaced but had to wait a long time. I now just make a replacement insulator out of Delrin.