Please note: This product is not available at Arrowhead Models, but it is still available through our dealers.
We believe in the value of dealers, and in the period before we announce a product to the public, we make that product available to our dealer network. We attempt to structure inventory so that we carry these items for a period after an announcement. However, in this case, our inventory moved very quickly to our dealer network and The Definitive HO Scale Wheelsets are no longer available through Arrowhead Models directly. Please check with your local dealer to purchase this product.
If you are having difficulty locating this product through your favorite dealer, send us an email (at firstname.lastname@example.org) and we may be able to direct you to those dealers who have stock.
The Definitive HO Scale Wheelset will land in dealer's hands on January 10th.
"The design, assembly and packaging quality of Arrowhead’s Definitive HO Scale Wheelsets goes beyond anything the industry has seen previously."
Philip Smith, railroad engineer and prototype modeler
By building a better wheel, Arrowhead Models brings to market unmatched part fidelity, performance enhancements, and we open the door to new opportunities in prototype modeling.
The Definitive HO Scale Wheelset is precision-machined with accurate contoured surfaces. The wheels have meticulously crafted anterior and posterior faces and offsets. The axle is prototypically dished. The wheelsets are electrically insulated and meet NMRA standards for Code 88 tread profiles and gauge.
Both wheels and axles are cut from high grade nickel silver stock. They are milled from state-of-the-art CNC Swiss lathes by professionals who deal in high tolerance, speciality projects. Nickel silver is a hard alloy with a naturally polished finish--which makes it perfect for replicating the shiny treads of in-service cars. It is our preferred material for wheelsets because it and its oxides are electrically conductive, the material is nonmagnetic, and it has a high resistance to corrosion. And, believe it or not, its natural color is remarkable accurate match to the finished surfaces of new wheelsets among the prototype. (Although, they don’t stay that color for long, and we don’t expect yours to either.)
Furthermore, every wheelset is subject to tests that ensure the wheels and axles are tight, true and in gauge.
Finally, Arrowhead’s wheelset are individually cradled in clam-shell packaging. In this way, axle tips remain sharp and the precision edges that we have worked hard to create don’t mar in the packaging--an outcome not uncommon to bulk alternatives.
The design, assembly and packaging quality of Arrowhead’s Definitive HO Scale Wheelsets goes beyond anything the industry has seen previously.
- 24 pack
- 36" Wheelsets
- Nickel silver material
- Code 88 (semi-scale) tread profile
- Meets NMRA standards