Easy, Inexpensive Trick for Replacing Missing Flyer Brakewheels - S Scale:
Posted this just recently on a Flyer blog site and it received rave reviews.
Been doing this since High School. (I am now 73)
I had assumed this was common knowledge but perhaps not.
Never thought for a moment I had discovered anything that was unique.
2/0 dress snaps for missing AF S scale brakewheels.
Drill the right size hole and installation is a “snap.” Otherwise drill a small hole and use a drop of Super Glue to attach. (Personally I think these brakewheels look better than the factory original riveted buttons.)
These snaps are available up to 3/4" dia. in either silver or black. So can be used for other scales as well.
Also using both sides of the snap can make for very nice looking pulleys of various sizes for use with all scales. Cost: Approximately $3.00 for a card of eight.
Here another repair to an otherwise totally mint #639 Flyer Boxcar: