Hornby original HAA wheels replacement?

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Hornby original HAA wheels replacement?

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Post by davidrivett » Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:57 pm

Hi all,

I have a rake of 11 original Hornby HAA coal wagons (mid 90s) that could do with replacing their wheels due to bouncing over Peco code 100 points.

Does anyone know the correct replacement size and code please?

Have tried the Hornby 12.6mm R8096 but the wheels look too low and don't spin as easy meaning a struggle for any loco pulling the rake.

Thanks in advance!

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Post by Walkingthedog » Sun Jul 05, 2020 1:38 pm

What diameter are the old wheels, the part that rests on the track not the flanges?
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Post by davidrivett » Sun Jul 05, 2020 1:52 pm

I haven't got a digital measurer but to the naked eye I'd say 13mm
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Post by Brian » Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:15 pm

Hi

You really need to line up the left hand side of the wheel tread with the 10mm/1Cm mark then measure from that mark towards the right. :D
I doubt if the rules left hand edge is zero mm? :o
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Post by davidrivett » Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:53 pm

13mm but tapers nearer to 14mm at the flange.

Hornby do 14.1mm spares so will give them a bash!

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Post by davidrivett » Sat Oct 10, 2020 8:48 pm

Hi all,

Taken a while but I bit the bullet and spent £30 on 2 packs of Hornby 14.1mm wheels, and they're no good.

Fitted a pair, put on the track and they're not spinning freely.

Any suggestions as I've tried both Hornby options?

Thanks in advance

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Post by Walkingthedog » Sat Oct 10, 2020 9:16 pm

Ream out the hole where the axie fits with a small drill bit. Not too much, just turn the bit using your fingers. Not an uncommon problem. Probably only requires a minute amount removed. All is not lost, not the end of the world. :D
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Post by davidrivett » Sat Oct 10, 2020 9:52 pm

Thanks, will give it a try!

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