I chose to get the tyres for my Durham from a rubber plate 15 mm thick rather than buy a specific rubber section much more expensive
I have glued them to the rims with UHU Plus epoxy glue
Finally I ground the tyres edges on my kitchen table with a bench grinder
The rubber band tightened by two nylon straps
with the help of clothes pegs inserted below it.
Durham & N.Y.S.C.
Model Traction Engine 2" scale ( 1:6 )
In the area of the rubber junction I glued two plastic strips to fill the wheel's outer surface to help rubber adhesion
Grind the rubber sides with the aid of a bench grind.
Lift the engine from the table and rotate the axle with your hands.
This job fill the house of rubber powder, but I have no wife ...
My 2" Durham traction engine at the end of wheel's job