tebee@danamarseille hi - these were originally made to order for someone - as I don't model in HOn3 he gave me dimensions for the wheels and axles he used. His axles where 3/4 inch or 19 mm long. What length are yours? I can't find the length Kadees use anywhere online. NSWL use 0.76 inches for their HOn3 http://shop.osorail.com/category.sc?categoryId=81
tebee@ablecynic Good - now go an persuade a few thousand more On2 modelers how wonderful they are...
Any other truck variants that would be useful to the On2 modeler?
tebee@ablecynic Ah good will do a shouldered version of these too - That is the length overall of the axle I presume?
tebee@ablecynic OK here is some Freight trucks to go with these http://shpws.me/N2dV - I've done a Shouldered axle version - I'd appreciate someone trying them and telling me if I've got the axle size right ! ;-) Wink, wink
tebee@ablecynic I did these to order for someone - I'm fairly certain he used tapered axle ends - but if you can give me the dimensions of the axles you want to use I can do a version to fit them. mm preferred, but I can work from imperial too.
tebee@thesmeghead1999 Ah yes - the loco is designed to have enough to fit a scale chassis - the farish 4-4-0 is a bit underscale( but the only suitable one available) . you'll need to make and fix a bracket at the back and/or fit packing to the body to hold it in place .
tebee@thesmeghead1999 I hate to say this, but it's a few years since I did this and I can't remember how the chassis was supposed to fit - what is the problem you have ?
tebee@Bob_S Is OK was brought up on feet and inches and still find it easier to visualize things like room sizes in them. But for modeling I'm so used to working at 3.5mm = 1ft that I always work . I made it bigger again - is now 12.2mm wide there . My life-like sw1500 switcher is 11.35mm wide over the chassis block inside the bonnet - how wide is the Kato one ? ( any unit !)
tebee@Bob_S OK I've now revised it - the bonnet is about 0.5 mm wider which should give plenty of room . I've made it available in FUD - it was one of my very old models - the last update on it was 24/01/2011 just over 5 years ago! It probably predates FUD... Have had to take the rivet detail off the cab as this will mess up in FUD
tebee@ECML_Fan It should fit the TU-13CL chassis as is with minor modifications. That chassis is a bit shorter and higher than the one it's designed for.
Inside the loco then ends of the chassis should rest on two little L shaped ledges. File these back a little so the shorter chassis fits between them . Add two new ledges on to the top of the existing ones.
Wheels will be 0.5 of a millimeter from the center of the axleboxes but they are failrly well hidden anyway so no one will notice.
yes they often split at the footplate, but the loco always has a long wheelbase extending behind where they are articulated
tebee@ECML_Fan Both sorts existed - some has the loco and coach together on one frame with the loco chassis swiveling below, effectively a stretched single Fairlie.
The problem the Fleischmann chassis is it's a short wheelbase one with the motor mounted far back. This makes it impossible to articulate correctly. The pivot point needs to be within the wheelbase of the steam loco chassis - otherwise, when all your passengers get on the loco will tip up!
I know a lot of models of these are made like this, but it's wrong and annoys me!
tebee@ECML_Fan I'm undecided yet - I could have it mount on one of the Tomytec bogie chassis and do dummy cylinders and rods for the front bogie or I could split the loco from the carriage section and articulate it, putting the loco on a Kato tram chassis .
My indecision is why it's never been finished ! Only put it on here so I could show to people and ask their opinions.
tebee@Windbergs I'd abandoned it as the elimination of the half price rate for big WSF models and per part charges made it much more expensive ( it's got 13 parts including the wheels. )
Have a simplified home print version, but that too is still under development .
Will see if I can get a sellable version sorted
It was for 7/8 scale 45mm gauge
BTW are you THE Thor Windbergs ?