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Japanese motor bogies

Postby ian holmes » Sun Jul 10, 2011 2:24 am

I'm still playing catch up so I apologize if these have been posted before but are these motor bogies workable for Gnine locos?

http://cgi.ebay.com/Super-Mini-Size-Mot ... 3124wt_922

http://cgi.ebay.com/Super-Mini-Size-Mot ... 2809wt_922

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Postby rue_d_etropal » Sun Jul 10, 2011 8:30 am

The first one has been around for a couple of years. I think it only drives on one axle, so might be under powered. If it is the one I think, then I did know someone fit it in an N gauge crane, but wasn't that impressed. But that might have also been because he was going DCC.
The second one looks more promising as it powers on both axles. I was thinking about this to power the small OO9 loco Tebee designed. What I would really like is something between this and the Kato units.
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Postby Steve Bennett » Sun Jul 10, 2011 9:53 am

I think you might find that they are a bit small for anything useful in Gnine, or maybe I should word that as, I cant think of a use :lol:
They really are small. This is the slightly bigger chassis to a similar design by Caramel, which doesnt appear to be available at the moment.
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Oh, I guess you cant see much of it :lol:
Here is a dimensioned photo that is part of the packaging that I posted on another thread a few days ago.
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This one has a 14mm wheelbase which is pretty short, while the 2 from Skynet are only 8mm and 9mm wheelbases.
I'm sure someone will find a use for them though :lol:
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Postby Moronguhl » Mon Jul 11, 2011 3:25 pm

By 'someone', do you mean a chassis-hungry O9 modeller? :D

Had my eye on the TU-DEKI1 a while now!
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Postby Steve Bennett » Mon Jul 11, 2011 3:54 pm

Be interesting to hear how they work with DCC.
These things draw so little power, I run mine with the power on the controller turned down to zero and it purrs very nicely around my little tailchaser layout. The only way to stop it is to turn the centre off direction switch to off :lol:
Just for fun I have just had Jon in his mobile chair pushing a couple of empty wagons around and despite the tight radius it managed ok with very little wheelslip. Add a third wagon though and it sat there cleaning its wheels :lol:
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