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mikeyh



Location : Dordogne France

PostSubject: reducing Flanges?   Wed Jun 16, 2010 9:52 am

Some of the plastic wheels I have ,(not LGB), are riding up as they pass through the frogs. A simple reduction in the flange depth will alleviate this problem, but how to do it?. I thought of attaching a wheel in an electric drill and then while its spinning sand it down with my dremel, but that doesnt sound too precise. Anybody got any ideas/suggestions?

mikey
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KleineDicke



Location : Deep in the Heart of Texas (Houston)

PostSubject: Re: reducing Flanges?   Wed Jun 16, 2010 2:51 pm

mikeyh wrote:
Some of the plastic wheels I have ,(not LGB), are riding up as they pass through the frogs. mikey

You have people lying on your rails? affraid That would indeed cause a rough ride.Razz

I don't think I'd use a Dremel since that sounds like a recipe for removing too much flange. I would chuck the wheel axle in an electric drill as you planned but hold a file to the flange to cut the flange down. Clamping the drill in a vise would help; alternatively, you could hold the drill and clamp the file in the vise. I wouldn't worry too much about precision- just don't cut the flanges down too far.

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mikeyh



Location : Dordogne France

PostSubject: Re: reducing Flanges?   Wed Jun 16, 2010 4:24 pm

Thanks Bill. I like that.Far more control with a file!

Mikey
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