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Rolling Wheels ??
Posted by greentracker98 on Thursday, June 18, 2015 10:08 PM

When putting the wheels on a car, truck, jeep etc etc, can anyone get them on with out gluing them, so they will roll?

It never seems to work for me

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Friday, June 19, 2015 8:35 AM

Why do they need to roll?

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Posted by GMorrison on Friday, June 19, 2015 3:41 PM

I find it's a sure thing they'll fall off.

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Posted by stikpusher on Friday, June 19, 2015 3:53 PM
Well some kits are engineered to have rolling wheels. Another gimmick like opening hatches or traversing & elevating guns. Some are just better designed than others to do so.

 

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Posted by roony on Friday, June 19, 2015 4:05 PM

I glue them solid, then file the bottoms a bit to make them look weighted.  This keeps them from rolling off the shelf.  Another of lifes lessons.

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Posted by greentracker98 on Friday, June 19, 2015 7:55 PM

Thanks Guys, lol

And I thought I was doing it wrong. I would always glue them solid

on to the next  question

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Posted by waynec on Sunday, June 21, 2015 5:45 PM

most of mine are glued on unless, due to priming and painting, it's a tight fit. some companies have stronger attachments than others

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Posted by GMorrison on Sunday, June 21, 2015 9:05 PM

Yes, so much so that when I went to stick on the road wheels on my Tamiya Tiran 5, the polycap fit was so tight I broke off an axle.

#%$#^%#*%#!

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Posted by Pawel on Monday, June 22, 2015 1:37 AM

Hello!

Although they don't need to roll, I like that feature and most of the time I have no problem pulling it off - careful fitting and glueing (in that order!) is the key here. Sometimes you also need some filing, sanding, in extreme cases I also fabricated new bearings for the wheels (like on my Mack Superliner). OK, rolling off the shelf would be bad. But I think having rolling wheels on a car/truck might prevent damage to the undercarriage. This is much more important on propellers/rotors of aircraft, where having spinning rotors and propellers helps to prevent a lot of damage in many situations - like when you turn away and somebody tries if that rotor really turns - and if it doesn't - well... Hope it helps, good luck with your projects and have a nice day

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Monday, June 22, 2015 7:13 AM

I usually don't glue them unless I feel the need to. I guess old habits die hard from my younger years. Btw- I've never had any of my car kits roll off the shelves.

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Posted by ajlafleche on Monday, June 22, 2015 1:59 PM

You should ALWAYS allow wheels to roll. Otherwise they break off when you run the vehicle across the floor going "Vroom-vroom-vroom!"

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Posted by Pawel on Monday, June 22, 2015 2:07 PM

See? That's what I meant! Big Smile

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Posted by CodyJ on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 7:51 PM

There are a few of Revell's models that do roll well after assembly and even stand up straight with out cambering out, but just a few I have ever ran into.  For me I don't typically like them to roll.  

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Posted by greentracker98 on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 8:01 PM

ajlafleche

You should ALWAYS allow wheels to roll. Otherwise they break off when you run the vehicle across the floor going "Vroom-vroom-vroom!"

 

That's a NO NO here in my house

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Thursday, June 25, 2015 9:30 AM

Last week, I discovered the front wheel broke of my 79' Monte Carlo model kit. I confronted both my wife and son about who broke it. Neither will come clean and denied having anything to do with it.

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Thursday, June 25, 2015 9:44 AM

Okay, bending the thread a lot, but why do folks insist on rubbery feel tires with their models.  I don't object to styrene or epoxy tires, either seperate or cast with wheel.  I can paint a weathered tire color on a piece of plastic more easily than I can weather either rubber or especially vinyl tires. I hate vinyl tires.  Why should parts of the model FEEL like the real thing?  I don't want anyone squeezing my models!

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Thursday, June 25, 2015 1:07 PM

Don - you don't squeeze models, you squeeze Charmin. (That took a wide left turn...LOL!)

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Posted by Pawel on Thursday, June 25, 2015 3:27 PM

Now I didn't get the last one... Guess I have to polish my english some more :D

Don - I guess that's a cross over between marketing (our models are better than theirs, our have REAL tires!) and tradition in technology - a very strong thing, as in "we've always have done it this way!". Like the railway gauge tied directly to the Roman chariots, you know. Then again, vinyl tires on a hard shell don't roll so well!

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Posted by Scarecrow Joe on Thursday, June 25, 2015 6:08 PM

Glue them solid most of the time.

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