Saturday, July 28, 2012

Proto 87 Broad Gauge Spoked Wheels


A joint effort between South Australian Railways modeller, Nigel Gardener, and Victorian Railways modeller, Damian Chrystie, has resulted in prototypically correct 10 spoke Proto87 broad gauge wheel sets.

The wheel centres were supplied by Steam Era Models (SEM), while the tires were produced by Hargo Engineering, of Melbourne (manufactures of SEM's RP25-110 and RP25-88 tires).

Fitted to a SEM bar frame boggie, it can be seen that they certainly look the part. And, according to Nigel, run like a dream.