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In Dec 08 GRR, Eric Schade has a nice article on building a logging train.

For the journal bearings, he used the eyelets which he said were actually "brass tubing cut to length then flared it out like brass eyelets"

IOW, he didn't use "brass eyelets" but used brass tubing and made it flair.

1. How do you make it flair?

2. Why would you want it to flair, since he used CA to hold it in place in the wood frames?

I'll take a guess, he purchased some sort of flair tool or, he might have heated the end and used a #6 nail to twirl it around to make it flair?

I'll take another guess at #2. The flair is added protection to hold axle end in the frame.

3. Something else I'm curious about. Would you want the tubing to just about touch the wheel to reduce wandering?

MUCH THANKS!!!!! (in advance)
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