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Post  Tom2015 on Sun 25 Jan 2015, 11:24 am

I've received and built the wheels front and rear for my engine but I have steel caps! Has anyone ever sprayed these or know if brass caps are available? Would rather have brass as it looks better any help would be appreciated many thanks tom

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Post  Mike King on Sun 25 Jan 2015, 12:22 pm

Hi Tom,
I received steel caps on mine. I queried it with Steve at STW told me that since sending brass, experts said that Brass should only be fitted on showmans, with steel on agriculteral engines, to preserve authenticty.
He said that brass can be supplied at extra cost.
I am at that stage on my 2" i have hand painted with craftmaster with no issues. I guess as they are steel you would treat them
the same as the wheels.

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Post  Tom2015 on Sun 25 Jan 2015, 12:33 pm

Hi mike
Thanks for your reply I shall just paint the hub caps gold or another colour I'm basing the paint scheme of my engine on "the president" what has the brass caps but if it's going to be silly extra cost for brass I would rather paint I'm having my wheels vulcanised anyway so maybe nearer the end of my build I may buy a set of brass god knows...

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Post  Mike King on Sun 25 Jan 2015, 12:43 pm

Hi again Tom,
I'm no expert on this, theres massive amounts of expertise on this forum. In my view, if you are
going to the expense of vulcanising, for the extra cost, it may pay to see if they can supply the brass caps.
I have opted for Burrell Plum wheels and Body. The caps will be in Plum, wiyh a gold line on rim that fits onto the hub.
Mike

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Post  Tom2015 on Sun 25 Jan 2015, 1:35 pm

Hi mike
That's totally true tbh! Will ring dean on Wednesday to get prices! Might aswell get brass if I'm forking out for the tyres at 300-400 will look better

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Post  Mike King on Sun 25 Jan 2015, 2:12 pm

That makes sense to me.
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Post  Steve H on Sun 25 Jan 2015, 11:45 pm

You could try Nickel plating, thats what I intend to do as an alternative, hopefully this will keep it more authentic in my opinion.
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Post  Mike King on Sun 25 Jan 2015, 11:48 pm

I think that would wear better than brass.
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Post  Steam Traction World on Mon 26 Jan 2015, 1:16 am

Morning everyone,

All the traction engines apart from the Showman's are supplied with steel hubcaps. I have no problem setting a machine up to machine some brass one's as an optional extra if people want them. The fronts would be priced at 12 each and the rears at 24 each plus VAT. To save you all a delivery cost we would put them in one of your next kits. This would total 86.40 per set. If you also returned your steel hubcaps we would then credit you 36 off that price meaning the cost would actually be 50.40 per set.

If you want them then either let me know by email, dean@steamtractionworld.co.uk or just return your steel hub caps with a note letting me know who you are and asking for the brass equivalent.

All the best

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