Re: Workbench Wednesday!
Before... just got home and reamed them out. Wow! Lots of crud in those bearings! Now the 1.015" axles fit fine. Thanks for the suggestion.
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Did you measure the axle before or after cleaning up the cone with the reboxx tool? I have over 1 dozen BLI tank cars and the IM axles all fit fine after cleaning up the truck bearing cones. The BLI truck molds do not have a good surface out of the box, and I got a lot of shavings with little pressure.
Truth is I would have liked to totally replace the BLI trucks but the atypical mounting system makes it more work. So I took the easier way out.
Brian J. Carlson
> On Jan 6, 2021, at 4:23 PM, Bruce Smith <smithbf@...> wrote:
> I agree. However, I measured those axles at 0.985” or so…really short. I think my standard replacement wheels are 1.015” or so. Does IM make short axle wheel sets? Reeboxx used to, but I they have not been available for some time.
> Bruce Smith
> Auburn, AL
>> On Jan 6, 2021, at 2:36 PM, Brian Carlson via groups.io <prrk41361@...> wrote:
>> Intermountain hi detail semi-scale wheels and scale couplers are a must for Broadway tank cars. The Broadway wheelsets are hideous.
>> Brian J. Carlson