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GER 6w-coach fittings, set B 3d printed

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GER 6w-coach fittings, set B 3d printed
GER 6w-coach fittings, set B 3d printed

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GER 6w-coach fittings, set B

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3D printed in matte translucent plastic that showcases fine and intricate details.
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A set of fittings for one 6-wheeled coach of the GER, in 4mm scale. The set includes springs ("J" hangers on all axles), axleboxes, buffers and lamps.

These model of the springs, axleboxes and buffers were developed from photographs and measurements which I made of surviving coaches. GER 6-wheeled full-brake number 533 and GER 4-wheeled third brake number 308 were the subjects, and I thank the East Anglian Railway Museum for access to get the measurements. It is not certain that these preserved coaches have their original fittings, but the preservation team at EARM have not made any substitutions.

The outer axles have 10-leaf springs and type B axleboxes while the inner axle has 9-leaf springs and type H axleboxes; all springs have "J" hangers with rubber pads as a secondary suspension. On the print, the type H axleboxes are in the middle of each group of 3. However, the two types of boxes are modelled with the same external dimensions (I presume that there was a slight difference in the journal size) and the only difference in appearence is in the writing enbossed on the outside (which may be legible on the print with a strong lens but not in normal viewing).

A drawing by Mr. P. E. Barnes of GER full-brake number 711 shows "J"  hangers on all axles, as represent by the current print. This may represent a later state of the vehicles. The common configuration was to have "J" hangers and rubber pads on the centre axle only, with plain shackles on the outer axles: this is covered by my "set A" fittings.

The lamps are not based on the fittings of numbers 533 and 308. Instead, they are models of Pintsch lamps, there being some evidence that the GER used these lamps. See my separate product of these lamps for discussion of the historical background.

The buffers are bored to take springs, heads and rams from (MJT or AGW for 4mm scale; Slaters for 7mm scale). Fixed heads could also be used. These buffers should be set up such that the buffing face is 20 scale inches from the headstock.
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GER-coach-fittings-B-4mm
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12.4 x 0.83 x 0.77 cm
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