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Offline Rob H

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Axle brass bearings.
« on: April 25, 2017, 03:25:20 PM »
I've read on another forum that has mixed gauges, that OO rolling stock, sorry for the bad language, runs smoother with the use of axle brass bearings.

Are these bearings available for use on N gauge wagons, and if so do they work and where can they be purchased ?

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Re: Axle brass bearings.
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2017, 03:46:49 PM »
I have some packaged by Parkside Dundas that are designed for pinpoint axles. Quite fiddly but work. Also, some N Gauge society kits come supplied with these.
An existing plastic chassis will probably have to be drilled out to fit the bearings.

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Re: Axle brass bearings.
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2017, 05:01:31 PM »
The 2mm Association has them, but you have to be a member, or know some one who is. As Elmo says they are fiddly to fit, and most wagons and coaches these days are very free running, the only use for them really is anything kit or scratch built. I have tried fitting them in the past but they are really tiny, and in the end just reamed the axle boxes out until the wagon was free running.

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