Wheel Specifications

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Wheel Specifications for the Modeller by Mike Sharman published in 1978 with a second edition in 1982.

Original entries below are from the 1982 edition, Mike Sharman's philosophy was to list the wheels in the newly constructed condition wherever possible, these were sometimes changed at rebuild hence the additional information given here needs to be considered in that regard.

Locomotives

Builder Wheel Arrgmt. Class Date Built Leading Drivers Trailing Cyl stroke Wheel stroke C/pin
Dia Spks Dia Spks Dia Spks
Southern Railway
Maunsell 2-6-4T W 1931 3'7"
3'1"
10 5'6" 17 3'1" 10 28" 28" PB
London and South Western Railway
Urie 4-6-0 S15 1920 3'7" 10 5'7" 18 - - 28" 28" PB
IL
London Midland & Scottish Railway
Fowler 0-6-0T 3F 1924 - - 4'7" 14
15
- - 26" 24" PB
IL
Furness Railway
The data given on pages 42 and 43 should be replaced by this alternative table.
British Railways
Riddles 2-6-0 3MT 1954 3'0"; 9 5'3" 16
17
- - 26" 26" PB
Riddles 2-6-0 4MT 1952 3'0" 9 5'3" 16 - - 26" 26" PB
Riddles 2-6-2T 3MT 1952 3'0" 9 5'3" 16
17
3'0" 9 26" 26" PB
Riddles 2-10-0 9F 1954 3'2"
3'0"
9 5'0" 15 - - 28" 28" PB

Tenders

Builder Tender
Diameter Spokes
Southern Railway
Maunsell - -
London and South Western Railway
Urie 3'7" 10
London Midland & Scottish Railway
Fowler - -
Furness Railway
The data given on pages 42 and 43 should be replaced by this alternative table.
British Railways
Riddles 3'3½" 10
Riddles 3'3½" 10
Riddles    
Riddles 3'3½" 10

Information received from: Ted Scannell, Peter Wright, Dave Franks and Mike Peascod.