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I posted this over in The Spares Box and figured this couldn't hurt either. I'm looking for landing gear and wheels from the 1/144 Minicraft DC-8.  If you built your kit wheels up in-flight and don't need or have them laying about, I could sure use your help.  I'm in the US.  I'm willing pay for parts and postage.

 

Don

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Pushing this back up to the top since the kit in need is back on the workbench.   I'm still in need of the wheels for a 1/144 DC-8.   My kit is missing the nose wheels and  a couple of the mains.   

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Don, would this set of Handley Page Victor wheels work? I just purchased a set for my Welsh 1/144 HS Nimrod MR.2P.  Spokes are the wrong pattern, but they may work. Hannants.co.uk has them at a reasonable price, but shipping will kill you. Or maybe the B-1 late wheel set will work better? It is cheaper and more closely represents the DC-8 wheels, though they may be fatter.  I am using these ICW the SAC u/c legs for my Revell DC-8s.  I am fixing to make an order in a few weeks.  If you don't already have the SAC u/c legs or wheels, I can add a set wheels to the order and split a set of u/c legs with you. Just let me know. 

K/r,

Dutch

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On 4/8/2022 at 8:22 PM, Dutch said:

Don, would this set of Handley Page Victor wheels work? I just purchased a set for my Welsh 1/144 HS Nimrod MR.2P.  Spokes are the wrong pattern, but they may work. Hannants.co.uk has them at a reasonable price, but shipping will kill you. Or maybe the B-1 late wheel set will work better? It is cheaper and more closely represents the DC-8 wheels, though they may be fatter.  I am using these ICW the SAC u/c legs for my Revell DC-8s.  I am fixing to make an order in a few weeks.  If you don't already have the SAC u/c legs or wheels, I can add a set wheels to the order and split a set of u/c legs with you. Just let me know. 

K/r,

Dutch

I think those would be too small Dutch.   Might work for a B-58 but the DC-8 has bigger mains that what the Victor had.   

 

Still looking and hoping.

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3 hours ago, Dutch said:

Don,

How about the B-1 late wheels? That's what I am using on my Revell DC-8s. Do you already have a set of SAC undercarriage? If not, I can provide one set of those as well. 

K/r, Dutch

I still have the kit undercarriage but am missing wheels.   I guess I can check the diameter of the kit wheels against my Academy or Panda kit and see if they would work.  the kit main wheels are 7.5 mm.  

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Hi Don,

 

PM your address to me or send it to bebrown1[AT]bellsouth[DOT]net. I have the struts and wheels still on the sprues. You're welcome to them. 

 

Ben

 

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