Figure 2.27. Check Gage.
wheels are in gage. After the mounting process is completed, the gage should be tried at three or more
equidistant points around the circumference of the wheels. If the gage fits properly at all points, the wheels are
in gage, the axle is not bent, and the wheels have been bored in the right line so that they will run true in service.
2.24. STORING MOUNTED WHEELS AND AXLES
Once wheels have been mounted on axles, they will probably have to be stored for a short or long time
depending upon how soon they are needed.
The storage area should be large enough to permit several
separations of mounted wheels and axles; and it should be arranged so that neither wheels nor axles are
damaged by contact with each other. Also, wheels and axles must be protected from the weather and from
a. Sorting. It is not a good practice to store all wheels and axles together. When the storage area is large
enough, they should be sorted and grouped according to the size and type of the axle and the diameter of the
wheels; multiple-wear, wrought-steel wheels should be separated according to rim thickness.
b. Storing. Both manpower and money would be wasted if trouble is taken to turn axles and polish
journals, turn wheels and match them, and mount the right wheels on the right axles properly, only to store them
on tracks so that they could roll together and chip flanges, nick journals, or break or bend the axles.
Storage tracks should be spaced so that the flanges of one pair of wheels cannot