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#1 whitetrash

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 05:33 PM

Many years ago (early to mid 90's) in another magazine's "truck stop" column there was a resin round-up of the available 2 hole Budd wheels. I recall that the best wheel at the time came from a "Ben's model parts." I can not find anything as to what happened to this caster over the years, just wondered if anyone knew of the fate of these wheels? did the molds go to someone else or are they lost forever?

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 05:46 PM

Hi, I'm the Ben your refering too. I no longer cast the parts myself but Jamie Rahmoeller casts all the parts I have mastered over the years. The two holes he offers now are much, much better than those in that magazine. There has been many more styles made since then as well such as five holes, ten holes, all wheels in two sizes. I handle all the ordering and shipping for Jamie so if your interested in anything, please email me and I'll send you a list of available parts.


Edited by Ben, 11 April 2013 - 02:26 PM.


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Posted 23 January 2012 - 05:56 PM

SAE did a review of after market wheels. I have that issue somewhere deep in my archives. Actually Ben is a frequent poster on this board when he is not have dreams about the up coming Moebius Reefer trailer model. Ben's wheels were 1/25th scale, at least the ones I have and are about 10 years old. I have them all set for the reefer trailer. He will read this thread and chime in soon!

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 06:07 PM

Well that was easier than I ever expected it would be! The wheels featured in the magazine looked by far head and shoulders above the rest, I can't even imagine how they could be done any better but I will take your word on that. Any contact info you could provide would be great, thanks Ben.

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 06:08 PM

Here's a link to my Fotki site where you can see a small portion of the wheels I've mastered. Look for the "Model Truck Wheels" album.
http://www.public.fotki.com/lotso

Also, the wheels can now be bought to use on 1/24 or 1/25 trucks.


Edited by Ben, 11 April 2013 - 02:28 PM.


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Posted 23 January 2012 - 11:24 PM

AITM has some good ones. I usually make my own from 10 hole wheels. It's a lot of work, but I'm frugal, or as my wife would say, a cheapskate.

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 02:22 AM

wow ben those are nice ..and your collection.wtf can you copy a few in resin lol..

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 02:38 AM

Yep Ben's wheels are the best I cast them and you will soon be able to get them from Eric @ P&P , I make wheels to fit most Amt, Italeri and the tires that I make ,you can reach me @ jlrahmo@aol.com , Jamie

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 04:23 AM

jamie do you still make the aluminum air cleaners???

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 06:12 AM

i have some 2 hole bud wheels from aitm also nice
but ben what a collection of wheels
and boxes in the rooms
man o man if i get the change for the transit mixer from amt i wil drive true the wall
great ben just great
jacobus

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 12:24 PM

Yep I still make the air cleaners also,

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 03:45 AM

Not to steal this thread but had an idea for moebius models. What of they were to make just a set of the 2 hole budds one set for trailers and one set for trucks. No tires just the wheels. It would be easier for us to get ahold of them .I know I have scads of projects just screaming for those wheels.

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 02:09 PM

the way the made the 10 holes in the lonestar , the 2 holes wouldnt be accurate , Bens wheels are right on !

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 07:10 PM

Ben the wheels look great

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 07:07 PM

Thanks for the nice words guys!

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 07:15 PM

how can i get the 2 hole budds and how much

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 08:33 PM

I'm in need of some 2 hole budds as well for the ITALERI 1/24 trailer,where can i get them please, building BJ & the Bear rig.

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 06:04 AM

5-hole Budds too?

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 03:52 AM

Yep I have 2 and 5 holes in 3 different sizes to fit Amt , Italeri or my tires , just send me a message I'll get you what you need, Jamie

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 01:14 PM

Yep Ben's wheels are the best I cast them and you will soon be able to get them from Eric @ P&P , I make wheels to fit most Amt, Italeri and the tires that I make ,you can reach me @ jlrahmo@aol.com , Jamie

hi sorry to jack the thread post but i was wondering do you have any ten hole wheels for italeri tires available ?