After trying the various methods that have been described recently, I was not very satisfied with any of them. The 3 point type with pivots gives a hard ride and a noticeable lack of symmetry. The type using 4 x 12ba bolts through the holes in the T.O.U. performs well but 12ba bolts are expensive and one hole slightly off centre ruins the axle alignment. Well, looking through some old magazines of the 50s, I have found an article by John Langan describing a method which has proved highly successful.
Procedure is as follows:
[IS12, IS150, Loctite or similar cyano acetate welding cement. But read the instruction carefully since this very effective liquid adhesive is also very effective in bonding human skin together. It is extremely dangerous in incapable hands, or when used by young children, but is nevertheless one of the best methods of joining substances, including metal, yet invented].
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