These Hudson skip axleboxes are based on a photo found in the “Hudsons of Leeds” catalog and were used on various skip wagons
The axle boxes are made from Selective Laser Sintered nylon with an attractive “charcoal black” finish. An engineering grade nylon is used to give a tough and free running axle box without the need for separate (and sometimes problematic) bearing inserts although we do recommend lubricating the axle journal with a light machine oil occasionally.
The axle guards are simply screwed to your sole bars bottom face with the supplied No 2 (i.e. very small) self-tapping screws. Alternatively if you are a “hex head fan” they can be bolted on with 8BA nuts and bolts (not supplied). The mounting plate has a 3 mm diameter locating spigot
To provide compatibility with other makes of steel wheel as well as our own; the Husdon axle box features 3.2 diameter journal bores. This size provides free running with 3mm axles.
This home builder packs includes four axle guards and 8 self-tapping screws. I.e. enough for one wagon.