Emett Smallbrook chassis question

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Emett Smallbrook chassis question

Postby NotHarryPotter » Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:07 am

Hi folks,
work is progressing on my first Smallbrook Emett wagon chassis.
One question. In Mike Rayner's otherwise clear instructions he states that his wheelsets are 16mm from the ends.
I initially took this to be the axle centres, but visually this places the wheelsets too close to the buffers.
Would he be more likely to mean that the edge of the wheelset base should start 16mm out from each end?
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Re: Emett Smallbrook chassis question

Postby docnjoj » Sun Aug 20, 2017 1:12 pm

If these are GN15, then the distance between the wheels is probably 16mm, centered on the axle. HO track is 16.5mm gauge.
That is my belief.
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Re: Emett Smallbrook chassis question

Postby NotHarryPotter » Sun Aug 20, 2017 1:39 pm

Sorry David,
I may not have been very clear. I refer to the distance from the ends of the wagon that you fix the assemblies that carry the wheels.
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Re: Emett Smallbrook chassis question

Postby KEG » Sun Aug 20, 2017 2:09 pm

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Would he be more likely to mean that the edge of the wheelset base should start 16mm out from each end?


That´s the way to fix them. 16mm from the edge of the base, before buffer beams are fixed. The distance between axle centres will be 40mm.

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Re: Emett Smallbrook chassis question

Postby NotHarryPotter » Sun Aug 20, 2017 2:39 pm

Thanks Juergen for clarifying this,
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