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Offline thomas buckley  
#1 Posted : 22 January 2022 02:41:55(UTC)
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i have not visited in a long time. guess that means no issues with my layout? hahaha. part of my layout is m track and some of my older freight cars are derailing or i pulled out some of the in need of repair and discover that some of the wheels are spaced closer together than most of my smooth running units. is there a dimension i should shoot for? i find that i can move the wheels on the axle to change the width.
Offline hvc  
#2 Posted : 22 January 2022 10:47:14(UTC)

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The wheel distance should be 13.8mm for Märklin tracks.

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Offline danmarklinman  
#3 Posted : 03 February 2022 21:54:16(UTC)

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Originally Posted by: hvc Go to Quoted Post
The wheel distance should be 13.8mm for Märklin tracks.

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Offline Copenhagen  
#4 Posted : 03 February 2022 23:01:56(UTC)

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Not sure about the 13.8 standard. If the wheels are AC I don't think they're adjustable. Wheel spacing is measured from the inside of the flanges.
It's also discussed here:
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Offline JohnjeanB  
#5 Posted : 04 February 2022 15:13:21(UTC)

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Old Märklin inter-flange distance is 13.8 mm while on newer cars the distance is 13.9 to 14.0 mm to get gloser to 2 rail vehicles and ease interoperability.
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