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Traction tires for BLI M1A 4-8-2 steam loco
« on: April 02, 2024, 03:49:45 PM »
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Does anyone know what size traction tire this loco needs?

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Re: Traction tires for BLI M1A 4-8-2 steam loco
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2024, 04:13:11 PM »
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I don't know, but shouldn't BLI be able to supply spare tires?
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Re: Traction tires for BLI M1A 4-8-2 steam loco
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2024, 06:45:24 PM »
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I've emailed BLI earlier today but haven't yet received a response.

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Re: Traction tires for BLI M1A 4-8-2 steam loco
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2024, 06:47:55 PM »
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I've emailed BLI earlier today but haven't yet received a response.

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I would not find it unreasonable if it takes  them few days to reply.
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Re: Traction tires for BLI M1A 4-8-2 steam loco
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2024, 07:29:03 PM »
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I've emailed BLI earlier today but haven't yet received a response.
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Wow, were you actually expecting an immediate reply?

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Re: Traction tires for BLI M1A 4-8-2 steam loco
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2024, 09:18:58 AM »
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Also not sure you will find them in-stock.  I asked Bachmann about some tires for their EM-1, and they said they were out - check back in a month.

So, meanwhile, consider https://lovetrainhobbies.com/ .

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Re: Traction tires for BLI M1A 4-8-2 steam loco
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2024, 12:09:43 PM »
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No, I wasn't expecting an instant reply from BLI but I thought that perhaps someone on The Railwire might have faced the same issue and could provide a quick response.

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Re: Traction tires for BLI M1A 4-8-2 steam loco
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2024, 02:21:14 PM »
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Well, the main sources of traction tires are usually the model manufacturers. Or if you want non-OEM tires, there is  https://lovetrainhobbies.com/  For that you need to take some careful measurements of the driver (using a caliper), then follow their instructions to choose the correct size.
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