MSS steel wheels ?

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MSS steel wheels ?

Post by Pierre Berry » Sun Jun 22, 2014 2:04 pm

I want to start in live steam with a MSS (mostly for the price).
Are they equipped with steel wheels ?
Many thanks for your advices.
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Post by dougrail » Sun Jun 22, 2014 6:56 pm

Fraid not, they come with Mazak wheels. Steelers are an extra price upgrade.

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Post by Pierre Berry » Mon Jun 23, 2014 4:27 pm

dougrail:101958 wrote: Steelers are an extra price upgrade.
Of course they are: £45 ! Too expensive for me. :roll:
http://www.dreamsteam.co.uk/mss-mamod-u ... heels.html

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Post by dougrail » Mon Jun 23, 2014 6:33 pm

What gauge are you after, 45 or 32mm?

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Post by Pierre Berry » Tue Jun 24, 2014 8:52 am

45mm. But it's the same price.

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Post by dougrail » Wed Jun 25, 2014 10:51 pm

I've got a set going if you're interested. Tested and quartered right. Comes with the two axles, the spacers needed to bring out the cylinders, two gaskets and the extra long 6BA bolts needed to hold the cylinders to the spacers, to the frames.

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Post by 'Pierre Berry » Thu Jun 26, 2014 1:48 pm

Many thanks for your proposal.
I read a few topics about (and against) MSS steam locos, so I decided to cancel this project.
It needs a lot of money to get a really good loco.

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Post by dougrail » Thu Jun 26, 2014 8:30 pm

Mmm, mine mechanically came in at just under £300. Still, if you change your mind, I was after round £33 + post.

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