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Postby Colin Peake » Sun Dec 08, 2013 1:41 pm

I must admit I wondered which Hornby locos you were talking about until I saw the EDM website - they are from the Hornby International range - shame nothing is available in the UK range (yet).

Link: http://www.ngtrains.com/Pages/Wheels_Tr ... assis.html

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Postby rue_d_etropal » Sun Dec 08, 2013 3:18 pm

Colin
a few dealers in UK have these locos. One near here at Chorley, who visits exhibitions gets as many as he can, as people want them for narrow gauge. I have only used the steam loco as HO. Will have to compare chassis to loco drawings.
Also the latest version of the steam loco has been produced as commission in Taff Vale Railway colours for shop in Wales I believe.
As for Hornby doing something specific for UK market don't hold out any hope. The price for the Jouef/Elrotren Junior locos is probably heavily subsidised by more expensive locos. We have to put up with cheap 0-4-0s here in UK.
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Postby Colin Peake » Sun Dec 08, 2013 10:42 pm

I was actually hinting at their forthcoming Sentinel 4w diesel which is at about £45 at some retailers, but not in the country yet - this will be their first new small loco in many years and hopefully a sign of things to come.

Does anyone know the wheelbase of the Jouef diesel, looks longer than an 08 which might make it useful for a Gn15 'Shelagh of Eskdale'....

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Postby Colin Peake » Sun Jan 26, 2014 3:33 pm

Colin Peake wrote:Does anyone know the wheelbase of the Jouef diesel, looks longer than an 08 which might make it useful for a Gn15 'Shelagh of Eskdale'....


To answer my own question, 54mm (08 is 47mm), wheel diameter approx 16mm. The wheelbase makes a 1/25th 'S of E' a possibility.... so much so that I bought one...

Some pictures - on the rolling road:

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With body removed (cab end still to left) - there is a screw under the chassis which locates in the bottom of the exhaust/silencer:

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Underneath (cab end now at right):

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Underneath with chassis bottom removed - there are two clips to release at each end of the chassis:

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Hope the pictures are of use to other modellers.

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Postby rue_d_etropal » Sun Jan 26, 2014 4:56 pm

looking at that more closely I wonder if it would be possible to combine the steam and diesel chassis to have an outside framed steamer.
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Postby Larry » Sun Jan 26, 2014 7:33 pm

rue_d_etropal wrote:looking at that more closely I wonder if it would be possible to combine the steam and diesel chassis to have an outside framed steamer.


Looking where the bearings are, an inside frame is possible.

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Postby rue_d_etropal » Sun Jan 26, 2014 10:39 pm

It also suggests another idea, to use the new Sentinel shunter with extended axles. Either get the cranks as spare parts(?) or use them to make your own(3d printed of course).
I am messing around with some Mehano locos at the moment. They simple screw together, even the pin on back axle(Good old Rivarossi technology), so might be able to fit to those cranks.
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Postby backwaterscotland » Mon Jan 27, 2014 8:13 am

rue_d_etropal wrote:It also suggests another idea, to use the new Sentinel shunter with extended axles. Either get the cranks as spare parts(?) or use them to make your own(3d printed of course).
I am messing around with some Mehano locos at the moment. They simple screw together, even the pin on back axle(Good old Rivarossi technology), so might be able to fit to those cranks.


I would hang off on the Sentinel as the instruction sheet that comes with it shows two versions, the current one without cranks and one which hasn't been released yet with outside cranks.

Hopefully, it won't be too far down the line.

Andy 8)


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