Re: FGEX Single Sheathed Refrigerator Car

Steve Lucas <stevelucas3@...>


I wasn't aware of the steel plates connecting wheel and hub on a "paper" wheel. But back OT...

Steve Lucas.

--- In STMFC@..., "Dennis Storzek" <destorzek@...> wrote:

--- In STMFC@..., "Steve Lucas" <stevelucas3@> wrote:

I'd have to guess that one reason that paper centred wheels fell out of favour is that a car fitted with them would not operate track circuits. Also the paper centre must have gotten fouled with journal box oil over time. Some heat from the brakeshoes, and you'd have a flaming wheel?

Steve Lucas.
Please. "paper" wheels shunt track circuits just fine, since they have steel tires, cast iron hubs, and a pair of steel plates that connect those parts together. The pressed paper was just a filler, which helped deaden the squealing sound that wheels made on curves.

How did paper wheels enter into this discussion?


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