Thinking about a loco chassis

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Thinking about a loco chassis

Postby Jon Randall » Wed Mar 31, 2010 7:08 pm

Has anybody tried different spacers in a 00/H0 brass chassis to regauge to 9mm :?:
I am thinking of a small 0-4-0 steam loco.
The potential problems I can see are:
The width of the gearbox, although slim designs are available or an extra gear or two could be added and mount the gearbox above the frame.
The axles would be too long but these could be shortened.
Check-rails on the points would need moving for the extra thickness of the wheel flanges.
Any other problems/ advice :?: (i was thinking of 9" radius points).
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Postby chris krupa » Thu Apr 01, 2010 6:08 am

Whilst not a direct answer, if you want a small steam loco but N gauge/009 chassis are not available or too small, have you thought of the Branchlines Hawk chassis? This is a large brass chassis kit for 9mm gauge that is, I understand, relatively easy to assemble.

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Postby Jon Randall » Thu Apr 01, 2010 3:08 pm

Thanks Chris, I'll have a look at it
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Postby teetrix » Thu Apr 01, 2010 4:56 pm

Jon,

take also a look at Avalon Lines ALC 4-9: Length 54 mm, wheelbase 20 mm. Another idea is to take a N-gauge 0-6-0 chassis and remove the wheels and the overhang from the middle axle.

Michael


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