Folks in the lower 48, what is your opinion of the better affordable metal wheels for freight cars? I know Ted and Greg probably have researched this…
Bachmann metal wheels are affordable, and if you buy a box of 6 cards (x4 wheels) they are even better. Star Hobby sells the 6 cards for $89. They are cast and not as good as proper turned wheels, but most folk are happy with them.the better affordable metal wheels for freight cars?
There's actually a third type that I've been seeing recently - the Spectrum 1:20.3 wheelsets from their freight cars. A little more expensive.(be careful, the Bachmann come in 2 different sizes)
Keep your eyes out on FB Marketplace and eBay. We picked up 64 USAT silver axles (16 sets of 4 axles/8 wheels) for $50 in a local estate sale.Better wheels at about $21 per 4 axles from RLDHobbies.com