Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Test Etches Arrive

Time to crack on with another of those project which we seem to have spent years talking about but not actually getting anywhere with.

This week the first test etches arrived from Narrow Planet for our modern FR carriage bogies.

The plan is that just like with the SAR wagon bogies we will insert brass bearing cups and cast a resin piece to glue on top with the axle box and suspension details.

Until now we've been adapting Parkside Dundas Vale of Rheidol bogies and adding some styrene extensions to bulk them up a bit.

The picture shows that there won't be that much difference in the overall length of the bogies but the wheelbase of the brass one is clearly much longer.

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