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Hi all,

Sorry if this has been covered already but I can't seem to find it in a search. Does anyone know the PN of the traction tires and where I might get a hold of some replacements at?

I picked up a B&O rogers from a train show for $100. Looks great and appears to have very little run time. After cleaning the wheels and picking out the old traction tires and a few other things, it ran in the garden for a few hours quite well this afternoon. Would prefer to either replace the grooved wheels in non-tracrion tire wheels or just replace the traction tires.

Appreciate your help in advance!
 

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FYI, here it is on the layout. Really like the scheme of this one compared to other aristo rogers I've seen.
 

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Well, it looks like cutting a sliver of the outer edge off of a mogul traction tire might work. The driver wheels are close on size.
 

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Success! Worked beautifully. Cut about half the width off of the mogul traction tire and it fits perfectly.
 

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A savvy parts picker at an industrial supplier - McMaster Carr, Motion Industries - can match that channel for a flat rubber washer fit, may need a bit of trimming. My exwife stole most of my model stuff, so I can't be more specific. What I did, was mic the channel the tire rests in, then go to McMaster and find the closest washer. I refuse to pay McMaster's prices, so I found some at a different supplier - Those tolerances are pretty close to common. That's how I matched mine up. The originals are ART-29404
 

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Super helpful - thanks for that Intel! I was able to get the trimmed mogul tires fitted really well. It has run numerous hours with them now. Next time around I will look into the flat rubber washers though.

On a side note, I'm really enjoying this locomotive. I ran wires from the tender power pickup to the locomotive to supplement power delivery. It runs so much smoother over the turnouts, and the dirt attracting wheels aren't much of a problem now.
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