Trade (4mm) Knowle Wagon Works - 2mm Brass Bearing Tool

Discussion in 'Resources' started by Lyndhurstman, 17 May 2016.

  1. Lyndhurstman

    Lyndhurstman Western Thunderer


    I searched for this over here, but couldn't find it.... This is from Tom Silsbury (TTTE) over on The Other Place

    Knowle Wagon Works - Smaller Suppliers

    I'm pleased to announce the availability of my brass bearing tool suitable for 4mm modellers, following approval from the moderators.

    The tool allows easy and accurate fitment of any 2mm brass bearing in RTR stock. Due to its design it is suitable for OO, EM and P4 gauges.

    The 8mm hex body allows ample clearance between the W-irons and the chassis.

    It is supplied complete and ready to use with simple instructions.

    I am currently working on a Website to allow online ordering, but in the meantime please PM me for details if you are interested in obtaining one.

    I will update this thread once the Website is online.

    They are priced at £12.00 plus £1.50 p&p (Royal Mail First Class).

    Regards, Tom
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    I've long wanted one, but they never appear for me. I've purchased one, and it looks the part.


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  2. AJC

    AJC Western Thunderer

    That looks a very handy tool indeed, and I had missed it up until now. Thanks Jan.

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  3. AdeMoore

    AdeMoore Western Thunderer

    Thanks Jan just the thing, the thread mentions Gibson 2mm bushes is that the best source?
  4. Lyndhurstman

    Lyndhurstman Western Thunderer


    Hi @AdeMoore

    Gibson's are what I use, but its horses for courses, I think.Fundamentally, if you're using the drill method, you'll need the parallel sort, obviously. I know the Markits ones are generally too long for my (P4) needs (Bearing and axle interfaces for coaches and wagons) but others (00) like them. I must admit to using the 'melt in with soldering iron' method too... :D


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  5. AdeMoore

    AdeMoore Western Thunderer

    Thanks for the info Jan. M.Apre.
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  6. Bill Bedford

    Bill Bedford Western Thunderer

    The Exactoscale bearings are the only ones that 'conform' to the Scalefour Society's original drawings. Conform is in quotes since in practice no manufacturer has been able to make the bearing cone to a consistent depth.
  7. Bill Bedford

    Bill Bedford Western Thunderer

    I don't understand this.

    Waisted bearings have a short parallel part to the body which fits nicely into a 2mm hole, and the pip at the end can be filed down if you have particularly shallow axleboxes.
  8. Lyndhurstman

    Lyndhurstman Western Thunderer

    Hello Bill,

    I'm highlighting (or attempting to highlight, but i notice i've neglected to differentiate in my haste to help..) that the parallel-sided bearing (i.e. the non-waisted variety) involves the use of the drill.


  9. TimberSurf

    TimberSurf Active Member

    Cracking idea, I have over a thousand rolling stock that will eventually need doing!

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