Info on O-gauge wheel puller?

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  1. kpolak

    kpolak Member

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    I saw an o-gauge wheel puller in an article frome Jim Barett, and am looking to purchase one.

    The unit looks like a u section with a cut-out for the axel, and has a threaded metal eye to press the axle out.

    Does anyone know where to find one of these?

    I saw it in February/March O-Gauge Railroading magazine.

    Thanks,
    Kurt
  2. Renovo PPR

    Renovo PPR Just a Farmer

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    I don't get the mag so I'm not sure which one it is.

    Here are some links that you might find helpful.

    Tools

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  3. Dave Farquhar

    Dave Farquhar Member

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    Thanks for those links. I really should order one. About a year ago I tried to make one from a cheap gear/battery terminal puller from Harbor Freight, which a lot of people have done successfully (there was an article in CTT a few years ago about doing it). But I didn't use proper safety precautions, ended up having to go to urgent care, missed a day of work, and I still have the scar. It would have been a lot cheaper to just order a $30 tool.
  4. Renovo PPR

    Renovo PPR Just a Farmer

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    I really like the top notch one however I could never explain to myself why I would ever spend that much for a puller. Spending the $30 makes much more sense than spending a few hundred.:thumb:
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    60103 Pooh Bah

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    NorthWest ShortLine make a wheel/gear puller that sounds like your description. I have one, but I'm not sure how much it will pull for O gauge (probably car/diesel wheels, but not all steamer drivers.) A friend has one made out of a C clamp -- took off the anvil and got a slot for the axle.
    I make sure I have a bearing over the axle end if it's a pin-point axle,
  6. kpolak

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    Thanks everyone! Didn't see the model. Couldn't see what Stan Orr was selling...so he may have it. But i'm not sure.

    I'll check around, and let you know what I find.

    Kurt