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Kato 4mm traction tires needed (Z01A4012)


emkay_777

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emkay_777

Greetings All,

 

Wondering if anyone can spare a couple of Kato Ø4.0 mm traction tires (Z01A4012).  Be happy to pay for postage to Canada.  Thanks,

 

Evan

 

 

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emkay_777

Thank you, Tuga, for the link.  Finally got around to ordering from them, only to get a refund notification . . . 

Love trains refund.jpg

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Sorry to hear that.

I didn't experience any problems with their service,  but it was pre-covid. 

 

Try Ebay, expensive but available

 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/265486920511?hash=item3dd040eb3f:g:vqAAAOSwUsFh1rJS

 

or, from Pirata Models in Italy,

 

https://www.piratamodels.it/it/kato-rhb-scala-n1150/8838-20-Anelli-d-aderenza-4-mm-x-ABe-8-12-Allegra-Nozomi-700-Z01A4012-4952844193225.html

 

Good luck

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Welshbloke

I had considerable success using heat shrink sleeving to replace missing Kato traction tyres. You do have to cut it squarely at exactly the right width, but even without shrinking it gripped both wheel and rail well. The power car I fitted them to has been part of a twelve car 153 Series set on level track with no slipping, and handles as many coaches on their ramps as a factory fresh 165 Series.

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