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hinchie

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Vehicle Tyres
« on: June 30, 2011, 11:45:29 AM »
Hi, I am new to this form of communication however I hope someone can help me. I am looking for a source of n gauge car and lorry tyres. Have you noticed just how often tyres appear on railways these days? On Herritage railways they are used to protect water pipes take the place of roundabouts in car parks and even for flower beds. I just can not find a source for these useful accesories can anyone help please :NGaugersRule:
« Last Edit: June 30, 2011, 11:48:41 AM by hinchie »

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Re: Vehicle Tyres
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2011, 12:02:25 PM »
As tyres can come in such a huge variation of sizes, I would have thought that a trip to a boot sale on the hunt for any Dinky, Corgi or Matchbox toys would be a start, Tyres can be any scale you want so a dinky car tyre would be a lorry tyre in  :NGAUGE:   :beers:

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Re: Vehicle Tyres
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2011, 12:08:19 PM »
Good point M1ricleman Thanks for that

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Re: Vehicle Tyres
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2011, 01:11:44 PM »
"O" rings come in all sorts of sizes if that's any help.

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« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2011, 03:44:10 PM »
Thanks for that but it is tractor type tyres I am looking for

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« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2011, 03:49:35 PM »
An old dinky or corgi Land Rover would be just the job then

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« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2011, 05:47:26 PM »
Hi There,

If you have time and patience you could try using modellers putty such as 'milliput'. You could create the look you want with a fraction of the cost and make alot of tyres to the sizes you want. Milliput is very easy to use and once set can be painted to the desired effect. I hope this helps you and I enclose a link to Milliput:



http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=milliput&tag=googhydr-21&index=aps&hvadid=7226143593&ref=pd_sl_3i5rb7j6qw_b



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« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2011, 06:20:26 PM »
great idea thanks

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« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2011, 06:00:28 PM »
Hi,

I haven't tried it yet but I was thinking about using 4-6mm tube and covering it with heatshrink. Heat the heatshrink until it shrinks ;D. Cut it into 2-3mm widths, paint the sides and there you have a rubber coated tyre. Or leave the sides white and you have a white walled tyre.

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« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2011, 09:02:18 PM »
Contact Oxford diescast  &  ask if they can supply   spare wheels  drill  out the wheel  centres ........   creates the  perfect tyre   :)
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« Reply #10 on: July 11, 2011, 09:10:50 PM »
that is worth a try thanks

 

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