Re: Adjusting wheelset gauge

Donald B. Valentine <riverman_vt@...>

--- In STMFC@..., "Justin Walker" <justin@...> wrote:

I have been completing maintenance on a number of freight cars including ensuring the gauge on wheelsets is correct and have come across some stubborn wheelsets that are under-gauge. I have tried the usual method of twisting the wheels on the axle but these particular sets are refusing to budge. Given the sharp point I dont see any obvious way of using the NWSL Puller without damaiging the axle tip.

How are others getting around this issue?

Have you considered machining a piece, or having a piece made for you, with a pointed cavity to use with the NWSL Puller so the axle point would not be damaged?

Just a thought, Don Valentine

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