Can you tell what kind of pilot my wheels are from this pic. ...
Impossible to tell from that photo, especially with those caps over the lug nuts. Would need to see a close-up of the lug nuts with the caps off.
? for the MCI people what wheels does the MCI use that have the 5 studded pilot and the 5 nuts that look like the hub pilot nuts that is a strange looking setup.
Clifford, this was discussed on one of the boards a while back. I don't remember the answer, neither could I find the thread with a quick search. But I remember that there was a good explanation for it. You might poke around in the archives.
Sean Eagle also offered both types all the NJT were hub pilot.
That does not surprise me. Fleet operators want to stick with one type of wheel, whichever style it is, and coach builders had to offer the choice to keep some of these customers. All the more reason not to make any assumptions about wheel type and actually go out and check.
FWIW, I have never seen Budd-type wheel in European sizes, nor have I ever seen one on any Neoplan, Van Hool, or Setra.