Thursday, 4 July 2013

Wheels. Out with the old, in with the new.

Things have been a bit hectic of recent with rather more wheel sales than I really want, though things are now settling down. One set a week suits me fine!
A lot of the old wheels are now done with with just a few of the slower moving or over produced wheel types remaining.

A new etching company has done some good work for me, a few hiccups but now hopefully a more consistent part will now be forthcoming.
All new parts now will be low volume compared to earlier efforts, with rarely more than 10 car sets made.

The latest wheels to be made are these, for the Mercedes SSKL. Not strictly correct, they should be 20" but are actually a scale 21".

As with most wheels, the 21" range are slowly being both refined and expanded. Originally made only for the advanced modeller to be built in 'open' form, solid centres have been introduced (which are fine for the cars with big brakes) and the standard 4mm rims are to be complimented by a small number of 5mm rims.

Another recently introduced wheel is one of the many fitted to the P3 Alfa Romeo. These are a later version as with the 1935 German GP car though seen a little earlier.

Consideration is being given making a few more 60 and 72 spoke x 19" Borrani wheels in a simplified form and thus at a slightly reduced price.

New wheels for both Mercedes and Auto Union with large rear wheels are soon to be available, whilst suitable wheels for early Auto Union, pre-war Delahaye, Delage and Talbot are now on the cards. In addition, wheels to suit circa 1930 Indy cars will be made, with a very small number of FWD Miller wheels available.

More in the not too distant future.


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