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Kato 4mm traction tires needed (Z01A4012)


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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,





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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




or, from Pirata Models in Italy,




Good luck

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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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