DCCconcepts Wheels and Wheelsets

We originally conceived these wheel-sets as products to support our “Flickerfree” lighting systems as some modellers were often not comfortable in removing wheels from axles to add our zero-friction pickup springs, however once committed we decided to make them something special.

We are fortunate to enjoy relationships with a range of top quality manufacturers in Asia, one of which makes parts for one of Europes finest (and most expensive!) watch brands. Naturally they use super-high specification CNC machinery, and understand accuracy… so they became the perfect choice for making DCCconcepts wheelsets!

Covering 3 diameters, 10.5, 12 and 14mm and made to two gauges, 16.5mm for OO/HO and 18.2mm for EM, they are sold in packs of 12 pairs.

They make any model look so much better as they have a beautifully fine tyre and flange which is specially designed to run perfectly on the current rail profiles used in OO/HO and EM modelling.

Back-to-back for best running was carefully chosen based on testing and is slightly wider than you may be used to because of the fine wheel profiles. Axle lengths are industry standard.

Overall their accuracy is without doubt the best ever achieved in model wheelsets.

Turning tolerance is -0.000”, + 0.002” and in order to also achieve this same level of accuracy in “squareness on the axle” we individually turned the insulating sleeves used to isolate one wheel per axle rather than use injection mouldings as other brands do.

Please note we chose not to blacken them for a very good reason – blackening uses metal oxides which are also insulators, so blackening them would have impaired both accuracy and performance as pick-up wheels!

Skilled modellers will probably choose to add it carefully… but then they will also partially clean wheel treads with a fibreglass brush to maintain visual accuracy.

All of our wheelsets are packed in protective packaging so accuracy will not be lost in rough delivery handling, and we include some added pickup springs etc in each pack too.

Give them a try – you will NOT be disappointed!

PS – If you do NOT want to use the pickup springs that is fine – just grasp one end and pull to remove them.



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