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Offline HS93

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scale tyres
« on: October 15, 2011, 08:07:18 PM »
I am building a Atkinson steam wagon but the supplied wheels are not that good, I would like to use lorry type tires like they did at the end of the working life so any ideas where I can get some a bit like the ones on the rear of this traction  engine I need 2 at  80mm overal dia and  4 at 85mm overall dia and scale looking the wheels are not a problem ill turn up some

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Re: scale tyres
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2011, 02:08:14 PM »
First place I would hit is your local toy store. The big box ones like here in the states Toy's R us would have the best selection of useable tires either In the auto truck tractors. Or even the small wagons. Then you could pull a mold off them if they aren't the type of rubber you want.
Tire casting rubber
You probably can source this closer to home
In case you can't see the web page here is all the info:
Mix this 2-part off-white urethane rubber with black pigment (#82135 sold separately) and pour into a silicone rubber mold to make tires for your scale autos and trucks. Cures in 24 hours with negligible shrinkage to the feel of real rubber tires. 2 lb. kit mixes 1:1 by volume. 30 minute pot life. Hardness of cured material: Shore 40A.

I believe that Micro Mark product is smooth on's VytalFlex series #40
Smooth on VytaFlex® Urethane Rubber
They have a local London sale office.
I have used there products in the past and have good results and happy with them.
 I do know that on some forums the brand smooth-on is a bad word, But most of the smaller off brand names are just smooth-on products re packaged  :doh:
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Re: scale tyres
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2011, 06:38:01 PM »
You can look throu their relpacement tires here
The last set I was planning on buying for my weed wacker buggy were about 190MM 7.5" dia  That is a 1/5 1/6 scale buggy most of the others are 10mm to 20 mm smaller for the other scales with a non knobby tread on the tires.
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Re: scale tyres
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2011, 07:45:22 PM »
thanks for the links ,I had looked through the rc cars tyres (ex rc car racer for 25 years) but none are the right dia or type , the full sized steam wagon they are for    started life with moulded on solid tyres and towards the end of there working life had pneumatic tyres, and that is what I am going to try and fit Ill try toys are us at the weekend

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Re: scale tyres
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2011, 01:35:21 PM »
Have a look at the RC lorry tyres rather than car/buggy ones. Tamiya do some 1/14th scale lorries that may be about the right size. Or have a look at some of the German RC sites they like their commercial vehicles.

Here you go just need to measure a full size tyre and divide by 14 to see if its the correct size

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Re: scale tyres
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2011, 01:33:16 PM »
hi
have a look here, they have scale "michelin" tyres , many types and sizes
a reliable company
http://www.rc-machines.com/index.php?navi_1=product&navi_product_1=all_products&navi_product_2=125&start=1
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Re: scale tyres
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2011, 03:39:33 PM »
hi
have a look here, they have scale "michelin" tyres , many types and sizes
a reliable company
http://www.rc-machines.com/index.php?navi_1=product&navi_product_1=all_products&navi_product_2=125&start=1
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WoW thank you for that, they are perfect , How quick are they delivering or are they made to order?

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Re: scale tyres
« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2011, 03:49:52 PM »
Is that site up to date ??

VAT in Germany is 19% AFAIK ...

Nice stuff though, interesting source. Thanks for posting.

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Re: scale tyres
« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2011, 04:22:34 AM »
Hi,
This company is based in Luxembourg, 15% VAT is included in the price. I have ordered only tooling and for modeling and model engineering items I can not answer. I saw them in the past in fair in France and Germany. They are not tinkering with trade. I understand that the price for a set of tyre is rather high, but I think that I would have confidence in them.
Atkinson steam waggon, wow, great project!

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Re: scale tyres
« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2011, 01:42:23 PM »
I heard that the world's largest tyre maker was Lego!  They do make a range of stuff and you can buy individual items at
http://www.bricklink.com/
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