Members involved in automodelismo, sometimes have great difficulty when I need to make wheels for model kits of cars, rollers for tanks and tractors. At our station of young technicians of the Sverdlovsk district of Irkutsk city developed not too complicated production technology of any wheels with a fairly high degree of copy number.
With this technology students starting from the age of twelve doing rollers and wheels using the most common materials: plywood, chipboard, tin. And the best results are obtained by the use of birch plywood with a thickness of about 10 mm.
“Tires” wheels guys are machined on a lathe from plywood in accordance with the shape and size of the tyres of the vehicle prototype. The wheel rim is cut from a sheet thickness of 0.2…0.5 mm. the Width of the strips equal to the thickness of the “tire”, length — circumference of its inner diameter. The strip is bent into a ring, inserted into a plywood billet and tightly fixed with the help of a mandrel. Next, a hammer with a spherical head and a rim flare for the bus, and then remove mandrel, install the wheels and solder them to the rim.