ESM has announced N scale 33″ fine-scale metal wheel sets and 70-ton ASF Ride-Control trucks with metal wheels. With the recent shakeup in the model railroading industry with the closing of one of the major manufacturing plants, metal wheel sets and trucks they attach to are very difficult to come by. ESM is tooling up to produce 33″ fine-scale blackened metal wheel sets and 70-ton ASF Ride-Control trucks with 33″ metal wheels. The first 33″ wheels being produced are designed to fit .540 sized needle cups common on Micro-Trains, Fox Valley and ESM’s own models.  ESM hopes to have the first shipment in February of 2019 and these will be a regularly stocked item moving forward. MSRP hasn’t been announced yet, but is expected to be similar to other sets available on the market. Photos of the packaging mock ups can be seen below…