One of the banes of my modelling is wobbling Alan Gibson wheels. Last Saturday I was at the Woking show and I asked the blokes on the EMGS stand if they knew of a solution. I showed them a video taken on my phone of my current project and their advice was to ask Colin Seymour and to use the GW wheel press. Further conversation around the topic elicited the advice that using masking tape to secure wheels in place on the wheel press was a good idea.
I haven't asked Colin directly but I have looked at his website, http://www.alangibso...m/Catalogue.pdf , and there on page 36 is some advice.
Combining the two, I have this afternoon assembled a wheelset and it doesn't have any wobble!
Firstly crankpins were screwed into the wheels. Then the axle was shortened ( a little too much actually, but it will do for now). Then the axles was secured into my drill gun and a taper was filed on both ends.
Then the wheels were secured to the wheel press with masking tape
Then the wheel press was assembled and secured in the vice. The axle was offered up using snipe nosed pliers
The wheel press was the gently squeezed using finger pressure only and the B2B checked with an AGW gauge.
The wheelset was removed from the press and run along the bench, it appears to be wobble free and I'm over the moon! the down side is that I'm go have to partially dismantle the LRM Stanier 0-4-4T I'm currently building to get it up to the same standard!
Hope someone finds this useful