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Model Wheels for Horse-Drawn Vehicles
The wheels are the most difficult part to make for your model horse drawn
vehicle. If you decide you do not want to make your own, I have a few sources
for wheels. The wood wheels are hand cut and assembled. Minimal sanding
will be needed before being stained or painted. The other wheels below are
plastic and/or composition type wheels. I keep a few of these wheels in
stock - large orders may require two weeks to fill. I have added a chart
below to help determine the size wheel you may need/
Small wood wheels made in USA by Dale Brown
I am very sad to say Dale Brown passed away March 27, 2013. We still
have some of his wheels in stock and all sales will be limited to stock
on hand or stock available with his wife. I will update the stock
available when I get the chance.
Deluxe Wooden Wheels from England
||Click on the picture for a larger view. It explains the measurements.
These are pretty authentic and made in segments. They are for the 1/8th
and 1/12th scale plans. All dimensions are in millimeters unless other
are the part numbers and the dimensions as shown in the diagram above these
are in millimeters unless other wise noted. The smaller sizes are no longer
available - sorry.
||Approx diameter in inches
||Price each wheel
|No idea how
long these will be available. Supply is limited. S/h approx $5, call or
email for bulk orders.
|| These wheels come in only 2 sizes, the small are 48mm diameter
by 3.2mm wide rims and 12 spokes. The Large wheel is 72mm diameter by 3.2mm
wide with 14 spokes.
These are about 1 13/16 inch for the small wheel and 2 3/4 inch for the larger
wheel. The tire is about 1/8 inch wide and the hole for the axle is about
|Part # HW1 (two large and two small) set of 4 are
|Part # HW2 (four large about 2 3/4inch) set of 4 are
|Part #HW3 (four small about 1 13/16 inch) set of 4
New plastic wheels
PA small 3 1/16" and/or PA large 3 ⅝"
|Choice of yellow, red or
black - $1.00 each. S/h will be $1.50 for one to four wheels.
The first photo shows the two different sizes. Bulk orders welcome.
Order PA, small or large and color choice.
Scale Model Wood Finish Molded Plastic Wheels
||All plastic wheels are made to give an authentic wood finish and feature
a true scale turned hub, drilled for 1/4" axle. The rims give the appearance
of felloes, and the spokes are shaped. They will accept brass rims, and
can be painted any color. They come dark brown as pictured. There is a typical
dish to the wheels. Mailing priority $5 for a pair. Bulk orders welcome.
||Price per pair
||2 3/4" diameter,
||3 1/4" diameter, 3/8" wide
||4 3/8" diameter, 5/8" wide
All prices are in US funds
- shipping and handling is extra.
Here is a good guideline for deciding what size wheel you will need to make
a model from a full size wheel.
To get the scale you multiply the bottom number of the fraction by the actual
size of the wheel. For
example a 4.5" wheel at 1/12 scale would be equivalent to a 54" diameter
wheel. A 4.5" wheel at 1/9 scale would be 40". A 4" wheel x 9 would
be a a 36" wheel at 1/9th scale. I hope this is helpful.
1/9 Scale 36"
1/12 Scale 48"
1/8 Scale 32"
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