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N Scale - Fox Valley - FVM 3303 - Wheel, Rail - 12-pack

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Stock Number FVM 3303
Original Retail Price $10.50
Brand Fox Valley
Manufacturer Fox Valley
Image Provider's Website Link
Body Style Fox Valley Accessories Wheels
Prototype Vehicle Wheel, Rail (Details)
Road or Company Name N/A (Details)
Reporting Marks .563 inch
Road or Reporting Number 12-pack
Paint Color(s) Blackened
Wheel Type Chemically Blackened Metal
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
Multipack Yes
Multipack Count 12
Item Category Accessories
Model Type Wheels
Model Subtype Metal
Model Variety 33 inch
Prototype Region Global
Prototype Era All Eras
Scale 1/160

Specific Item Information: 12 Axles - enough for 3 cars.

Model Information: Fox Valley Models metal wheels are machined and blackened brass mounted on a metal axle. One side is pressed directly on the axle and the other side is mounted to an insulating bushing. Yep- folks have even used them for electrical pick up too.

They offer a variety of sizes in wheel diameter and axle length to fit a variety of rolling stock. They recommend measuring the axle you want to replace to find the best fit. The Semi-Scale Fine Tread wheels can be used on most handlaid track along with finer brands of Code 55. Use these when you want to add a little extra to your fine scale models. Test first as the narrow tread could drop into wide gauge rails and switch frogs.

Wide Tread wheels have the same fine side contour as the Semi-Scale wheels, with a little beefier tread. These run well on almost all commercial and handlaid track and is the standard wheel used on all FVM rolling stock along with other fine brands on the market today!

Prototype History:
A train wheel or rail wheel is a type of wheel specially designed for use on rail tracks. A rolling component is typically pressed onto an axle and mounted directly on a rail car or locomotive or indirectly on a bogie (UK), also called a truck (North America). Wheels are cast or forged and are heat-treated to have a specific hardness.
Railroad car wheels are affixed to a straight axle, such that both wheels rotate in unison. This is called a wheelset.

Wheels and wheelsets are found in various diameter and axle length. This variety is also reflected in model trains.
The most common axle lengths for N scale model trains vary from 0.538 inch (MTL) to beyond 0.576 inch (Arnold-Rapido). See this blog article for more details on N scale wheelsets.

Road Name History:
No applicable company.

Brand/Importer Information:
Fox Valley Models is a small supplier of model railroad and related products. FVM started by finding solutions to different challenges that model railroaders were faced with. Our first products resulted from a need to equip custom built passenger cars with tinted windows made of an ideal material; thin, flexible, easy to cut, simple to install, available in multiple colors and be affordable. We met those needs and even included a frosted version for the car's lavatory windows.

Other challenges inspired additional products including wooden grade crossings, trestles and different lineside structures. As our product line expands, input and requests from friends and customers help shape the product selection further.

Future products, under development, include more parts, structures, details and rolling stock. We strive to offer a good quality product at an affordable price.

Item created by: Alain LM on 2019-04-26 06:43:36. Last edited by CNW400 on 2020-05-14 09:03:19

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