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3' 6" 10 Spoke Driving Wheel

3' 6" 10 Spoke Driving Wheel

Crank Throw:         20"

Position:                 Between

Rim:                       Plain

Prototype:              -

Quantity:                2 Wheels plus Axle

Axle Diameter:      1/8"

Tyre Material:        Plain Steel

Centre Material:    Glass Filled Nylon 6

The Original Sharman Wheels - Supplied in pairs with axle material which MAY require cutting to the length shown in the chart below.

ALL of the Sharman Wheels Diesets are extremely worn out and we reserve the right to withdraw any item without notice.

Available for OO, EM and S4 gauges our driving wheels  have black Glass Filled Nylon centres, moulded directly into a steel tyre which has been turned to the recommended profile for each gauge. During the turning of each tyre the opportunity is taken to turn a deep groove and an anti twist feature into the inside face, thus making it impossible for the tyres to fall off or twist on the centres.  
During the moulding process a 14BA steel crankpin is encapsulated within the crankpin boss. Wheels are supplied with either  OO, EM or 18.83 axles (which unless stated is 1/8" diameter) together with nuts and bushes .

Crank Throw.  The total throw of the crank i.e.: wheel centre to crankpin x 2, this dimension will be the same as the stroke when it is an outside cylindered engine but could be different if it is an inside cylindered engine.

Pin. The crankpin position in relation to the spoke, Inline= Pin in line with the spoke, Between= Pin between the spokes.

Rim. This gives a description of the inner rim of the wheel, a plain rim is the standard type, whilst a bevel rim, or Stanier, denotes that the spokes are flared into a heavily bevelled rim. This type of wheel was fitted in the main to L.M.S. Locomotives and the B.R. standards

2' 3" - 3' 9"
BR Loco Green post 1954

British Railways Locomotive and Multiple Unit Green. The Standard Green used for steam, diesel and electric locomotives and Units from 1954 until replaced by Rail Blue (P132) in 1966.

Used in conjunction with P104 Lining Orange and P135 Signal Red for buffer beams and between the frames.

All of our British Railways colours were matched to colour panels supplied to us by the Technical Services Department at Derby when we were suppliers to British Rail in the late 1970's and early 1980's.

Technical Specifications 

As supplied, a high quality synthetic (oil based) brushing enamel paint.

Stir thoroughly with a spatula (lollipop stick, wooden coffee stirer etc.) for a minimum of 5-10 minutes, or a power stirer. Ensure that you get into the bottom corners of the can and bring any sediment to the surface and stir in.

May be thined, if required, for brushing using PQ8 General Purpose Thinners.

For spraying, thin to approximately 80% paint:20% PQ9 Quick Air Drying Thinners and spray from between 75 - 100mm (3-4 inches) at a pressure of about 2 bar (30 p.s.i.).

Matt colours may require more thinning.

This product is best brushed or sprayed at a temperature of below 10° Centigrade ( 50°F). and left for a Minimum of 24 - 48 hours to dry before any overcoating or further actions are taken.

Apply over the top of a properly primed surface.

This Product Contains LEAD.

Please Note: Not all colours are available in all sizes.
Please see our disclaimer regarding colour and quantities below.

Steam Loco' Colours

We started producing and selling precision paints in 1972

Since then we have had our ups and downs, have supplied British Railways, the National Railway Museum and various preservation societies but we still have, probably, the most accurate and extensive range of paints for the modeller of British Outline railways.

Since 2010 we have added to the variety of products we can offer the modeller, with kits, bits and pieces and now solders, fluxes and chemicals.



Our earliest model trains

About Phoenix Paints

Manufacturers and Suppliers of paint, Solder, Flux as well as associated Kits and bits and pieces for Railway, Military and Road Transport Models. The majority of our paint, whilst manufactured using the latest technology, is Traditional High Quality oil based paint formulated to original specifications to ensure your models always look their best. If you require sizes not listed on this website please contact us for pricing and availability. Please read our Disclaimer on colour accuracy and quantities/sizes.

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