Boghopper wrote:Just one thing. Because of the "steamroller" wheels, it won't go through the pointwork on Duncton Yard so I need a new wheelset. Unfortunately, Ultrascale, the only people I know who do them, have a six month delivery time. Does anyone out there know where else I might get a wheelset?
If you can locate spares of the old 00 Gauge Airfix Class 31 A1A-A1A Diesel trailing Bogie wheels, you will find that they are a direct replacement on the axles of the Triang Dock Shunter. Drop out the wheelset, pull the wheels off the axle, replace them with the Airfix ones, drop wheelset back into the chassis. The only thing is because the Airfix wheels are insulated you'll have to add pickups to the old non-insulated side.
Here's one I converted earlier.