I am still beavering away with the CCT having started looking at the underframe. While doing that from studying the drawing and the photo in Historic Carriage drawings (the only photo that I have found so far), I noticed that the wheels seem to have a different type of rim. There are similar wheel sets in various photos in North Eastern Railway Brake Vans by Ian Sadler (whom I was stood chatting to at Wakefield show last year but didn’t know who he was until he had gone and a friend told me who he was). They are described as “cushioned”
The wheels are also 10 spoke which I don’t have in stock but I will get some from Slaters if my local model shop doesn’t keep them.
Anyway back to the “cushioned” wheels I reasoned that I could make some in the same manner that I have done balance weights – plasticard fronts backed by milliput. In the past I would have used my olfa circle cutter but it seemed much easier to have a go at drawing them and then cutting on the Cameo. 10 minutes later they were cutting.
What isn’t visible on the the wider rimmed ones is score marks for bolt heads.
The idea of the two sizes is that two or three layers of the narrow rings will sit inside the rim of the wheel to bring it level with the front face and the wider ring with the bolt heads will overlap onto the wheel face slightly. In theory I suspect that it should be recessed into the face of the rim but I haven’t the means to do it and the rings are only 9 thou thick.