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Re: ESM — ASF Ride Control Trucks and Low Profile Metal Wheels
« Reply #45 on: July 11, 2019, 02:22:56 AM »
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I think the rim having the illusion of being larger may be due to the (by necessity) oversized flange.  Also, it's more noticeable at G scale size in these photos than actual size.  I don't think you will be unhappy with them when you see them.

You might be onto something Bryan.  Plus, like nkalanga mentioned, your wheels depict brand new wheels with no wear.  :D
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Re: ESM — ASF Ride Control Trucks and Low Profile Metal Wheels
« Reply #46 on: July 11, 2019, 04:30:53 PM »
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I got excited by the 38” wheels until I remember that the Kato axle length on the Maxis is wider like the old Atlas size. Still 36” are cool, since BLMA and Tangent wheels are becoming hard to find.

This.  I expect the biggest demand for 38" wheels will come from people (like me) who want to swap out Kato wheels in the Maxi-I and Maxi-IV models.  The Kato axle length is .562", so an Atlas-type axle (.553"?) would probably work in the Kato trucks.  The .540" axle will not.

The only other models on the market (past or present) that can use 38" wheels are the articulated well sets from Deluxe Innovations (RIP), Walthers/Atlas, and N Scale Kits.  Of these, only the Deluxe Maxi-IV set came with a 125T truck (along with 38" wheels), but it's no longer available.  The DI truck did use the shorter .540" axle, so your wheels could replace those, but there aren't that many DI sets out there.  Personally, I prefer to use Kato 125T trucks when I upgrade these other sets, so I'd still rather have a longer axle replacement wheel available.  But I would consider good 38" wheels in a BLMA-style 100T truck if that were the option available.  (If only those 100T trucks were actually available...) 

In any case, thanks for giving us more options!  -gfh

P.S. Here are a few width measurements of comparable wheels, measure from back of flange to front of face:
FVM (fine scale) - 0.060"
BLMA/Atlas - 0.064"
Kato 38" - 0.070"
Deluxe 38" - 0.076"

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Re: ESM — ASF Ride Control Trucks and Low Profile Metal Wheels
« Reply #47 on: July 12, 2019, 12:15:17 AM »
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P.S. Here are a few width measurements of comparable wheels, measure from back of flange to front of face:
FVM (fine scale) - 0.060"
BLMA/Atlas - 0.064"
Kato 38" - 0.070"
Deluxe 38" - 0.076"

ESM - 0.065"
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Re: ESM — ASF Ride Control Trucks and Low Profile Metal Wheels
« Reply #48 on: July 12, 2019, 11:06:23 PM »
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This is great, especially 38" wheels.

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Re: ESM — ASF Ride Control Trucks and Low Profile Metal Wheels
« Reply #49 on: October 17, 2019, 09:52:05 PM »
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I picked up a few sets of the 33" wheels. They look and roll great! Installed in MT trucks, I think they may be the most free-rolling wheels I've seen yet. I have some installed on an MT 89' flat and so far I've had no issues whatsoever after several laps around the layout, which has not always been the case with other MFR's wheels. Looks like we have another great metal wheelset available! Thumbs up ESM! :D
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Re: ESM — ASF Ride Control Trucks and Low Profile Metal Wheels
« Reply #50 on: October 19, 2019, 11:15:49 AM »
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Excellent!  Glad you are pleased, keep spreading the word!  :D
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