PROTO:87 SOLID NICKEL SILVER WHEELSETS
All individual car wheelsets are Weathered SOLID NICKEL SILVER on non magnetic weathered brass axles. Half axle wheelsets for Locomotives are Nickel Silver wheels mounted on steel half axles
Proto:87 Wheels usually run very reliably on absolutely flat, precisely laid track. Some form of working suspension is strongly recommended for most reliable operation on other than absolutely flat track.
All Proto:87 car wheelsets are standard priced per unassembled wheelset (2 wheels a a 2mm dia pin-point axle). We offer assmbled wheelsets at slightly extra cost and extended delivery times. See the "more Information" page for per type pricing. We try to have the most common items (33"and 36" on 1.015" axles) in stock. Any other sizes may be subject to delay or special order. Please equire before ordering if unsure. Wheel diameters available include those for most HO, HOm, HOn3, locomotives and cars, and various interurbans, trolleys and streetcars.
Proto:87 wheelsets for Diesel and Electric Locomotives are normally supplied as two wheels on half axles in either "Athearn" type (3/32" half axles) or "Kato" type (1.5mm half Axles). We are also currently testing some 1/16 diameter axles for a few Bachmann models. Most RTR locos use one or other of these types. See our Illustrated Loco Wheelset Installation pages to be able to identify and install the type you need for a particular model
WE STRONGLY ADVISE YOU CONTACT US TO FIND OUT CURRENT AVAILABILITY BEFORE PLACING NEW ORDERS. NOTE WHEELSET ORDERS FOR NON-STOCK ITEMS ARE BILLED AT TIME OF ORDER RECEIPT. DELIVERY MAY TAKE SEVERAL ADDITIONAL WEEKS