Metal Wheels Roundup – #1 Introduction

The wheel sets that keep your rolling stock smoothly are always a hot topic. Some people stick to factory fitted plastic wheels, others pick the cheapest option to convert to metal wheels, others standardize to one brand only, others play with wheel sizes to get Kadee couplers to properly line up between different brands of rolling stock…

So, many approaches, and as many choices. There’s a very diverse offering from different manufacturers in different sizes and types like disc wheels, spoked wheels, ball bearing wheels, wheels with power pick-up, etc.

In this product roundup series, an extensive overview will be provided of commercially available (and at least somewhat popular) options in G scale.

Train Wheelset
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Some of the presented options will be covered in more detail (dimensions, weight) when I owned/purchased a sample, but I cannot simply buy everything on the market… 😉.

First up: LGB!

In the final part in the series, all technical details will be summarized into a large table for your reference.