Wheel Diameters

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by NSJP, Jan 2, 2007.

  1. NSJP

    NSJP Guest

    Can anyone help me determine the proper size metal wheels for my intermodal cars? It's my understanding that 5-car articulated sets have two different sizes of wheels. If that's true, what sizes? How about single cars? How do they determine the wheel dimaters on other cars and who makes the best metal wheels? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
  2. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    Feb 14, 2003
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    Regarding who makes the best metal wheels, I like either Intermountain or P2K. I would go with whichever is least expensive. One the intermodal stack cars. The stand alone husky stack car should have 100 ton trucks which would be 36 inch wheels I think. On the 5 car articulated sets, the end trucks are 100 ton or 36 inch wheelsets. All of the center trucks that have two cars sharing a truck are 70 ton sets or 33 inch wheelsets.
  3. NSJP

    NSJP Guest

    Okay, great! Thanks for the info!