Cox Engines Forum
You are not logged in! Please login or register.

Logged in members see NO ADVERTISEMENTS!


Cox RTF Wheels Cox_ba12




Cox RTF Wheels Pixel

Log in

I forgot my password

Search
 
 

Display results as :
 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Early Thimble Drome Pee Wee backplate question...
by rdw777 Today at 7:30 pm

» Perhaps I'm wearing out my welcome with these - but Firebaby II, Ceiling Walker, & other JW stuff arrives
by rdw777 Today at 7:21 pm

» Willie Nilliy ????
by GallopingGhostler Today at 6:04 pm

» My Cox .049 Marine inboard engine
by gkamysz Today at 3:32 pm

» Venom Frog
by balogh Today at 6:44 am

» Model Products Corporation "HALF-A-LOCK" glow-plug clip
by Yabby Yesterday at 3:03 pm

» Prop Rod - resto to a runner
by getback Wed Jun 12, 2024 2:13 pm

» music vids.. some of your favorites
by getback Wed Jun 12, 2024 2:09 pm

» Ignition Problem
by getback Wed Jun 12, 2024 2:03 pm

» [solved]most Efficent Glowhead Clip for Norvel Engine
by roddie Wed Jun 12, 2024 5:37 am

» Cub .099 NIB
by GallopingGhostler Tue Jun 11, 2024 7:36 pm

» I did it! I really did it!
by batjac Tue Jun 11, 2024 4:33 pm

Cox Engine of The Month
June-2024
F4D Phantom II's

"Cox .049 Marine inboard engine."

More info on this engine!




PAST WINNERS
CEF Traveling Engine

Win This Engine!
Gallery


Cox RTF Wheels Empty
Live on Patrol


Cox RTF Wheels

Go down

Cox RTF Wheels Empty Cox RTF Wheels

Post  DanMc Sun Aug 01, 2021 10:09 pm

One of the greatest mysteries of all time is, just what in the H E double toothpicks did Cox make there rubber tires with on the RTF models!!!??? I have yet to find one that still has nice, original tires on it. They are usually flat spotted from sitting on them, dried up to the point that they are hard as rock and can still crumble into pieces when you go to remove them. Replacing them with some after market wheels like Perfect or Veco wheels is an obvious obvious solution but if you cut off the flattened part of the axel to get the old wheel off, there is nothing left to try and retain the new wheel. Years ago, after giving this some thought, I compared a proper sized Perfect brand wheel with the remains of the original, and decided to peel the tire off the Perfect rim, break the old tire off the original hub and then roll the new tire on. The results are very pleasing!! Sometimes the tire is a bit loos on the original hub, so I just wrap the original hub with some strips of black tape to build it up until the tire fits better. You can't see it when you are finished. I was wondering what you guys do to address this situation. I have been looking around for a source of just the rubber tires but no luck yet. Some one out there in the vintage toy world must make replacement tires. The accompanying photo is of some Stuka wheels I just took off a model I was working on.Cox RTF Wheels Cox_st10
DanMc
DanMc
Gold Member
Gold Member

Posts : 130
Join date : 2014-09-18

Back to top Go down

Cox RTF Wheels Empty Re: Cox RTF Wheels

Post  Marleysky Mon Aug 02, 2021 3:18 am

I have not got far enough in repair/restoring any of my Cox RTF's to worry about replacing or repairing tires. over on Facebook there have been some hints or tips. like soaking the tires off a Prop rod or Shrike in a plastic bag with glycern overnight to soften them up enough to be usable. This web page as many, many tires for old tin type toys, along with a few airlane related parts. bell cranks and stuff.

https://classic-tin-toy-co.myshopify.com/search?page=9&q=airplane

if you look real hard you can find a old Herkimer Airplane, less motor!!
Marleysky
Marleysky
Top Poster
Top Poster

2022 Supporter

Posts : 3618
Join date : 2014-09-29
Age : 71
Location : Grand Rapids, MI

Back to top Go down

Cox RTF Wheels Empty Re: Cox RTF Wheels

Post  rsv1cox Mon Aug 02, 2021 3:27 pm

I know what your saying Dan, but sometimes they are so far gone you have to give up and throw in the towel.

Unless you can find originals there are vintage replacements. I like these balloon blow up Trexlers but there are others.

Cox RTF Wheels Scan_274
Cox RTF Wheels P1011350

That said, I never throw old wheels away, even the beat-up ones.

Cox RTF Wheels P1011349
rsv1cox
rsv1cox
Top Poster
Top Poster

2022 Supporter

2023 Supporter

2024 Supporter

Posts : 10721
Join date : 2014-08-18
Location : West Virginia

Back to top Go down

Cox RTF Wheels Empty Re: Cox RTF Wheels

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum