Manning Wardle wheels

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David Bigcheeseplant
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Re: Manning Wardle wheels

Postby David Bigcheeseplant » Sat Sep 05, 2015 9:39 am

Here is the printed wheel next to a Gibson wheel.

The axle hole is printed at 1.9mm so can be reamed out to make a good fit on the axle.
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Re: Manning Wardle wheels

Postby Guy Rixon » Sat Sep 05, 2015 1:21 pm

Certainly looks closer to the prototype as per this picture:

The tyre thickness is much better. Is the diameter closer now?

In what material are they printed?

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Re: Manning Wardle wheels

Postby David Bigcheeseplant » Sun Sep 06, 2015 10:24 am

I have no idea what the material is but it can be drilled reamed and cut, I will have to ask Alan at Scalefourum.

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Re: Manning Wardle wheels

Postby Horsetan » Wed Mar 09, 2016 9:39 pm

Crepello wrote:
David Bigcheeseplant wrote:If Alan Gibson can also supply tyres on their own then it does open up the opportunity of filling the gaps of wheels that are not available.

I asked the requisite question at Railex. The answer seemed to be a grudging "Yes, but only if you mention this conversation."

I guess the margins are so slim that any encouragement to DIY could be cutting the ground away from under the range of fully-finished items. Unfortunately for me, this financial logic makes me disproportionately pessimistic about the finescale end of my hobby.

Since Colin doesn't really have the time to produce all-new types of driving wheels (I believe the current range will stay exactly as it is), there wouldn't really be any ground to be cut away.
That would be an ecumenical matter.

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Re: Manning Wardle wheels

Postby decauville1126 » Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:08 pm

Philip Hall wrote:The Berntsen wheel was cast brass, nickel plated, had ten spokes and very thin tyres, which looked just like some of the pictures I had of K and I classes. There were Manning Wardles with eight spokes which until this was the only type available. I don't even think Sharman did them.

I can't imagine all the kits and the wheels have been used, so someone may have a set. I wonder whether Branchlines still deal with Paul Berntsen?


This explains methinks a set of 6 I recently got off ebay. They are nice. Very nice. Might just make me start one (of the many) Impetus Manning Wardles I have "in the queue"!

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