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00 Gauge, 1:76, 4mm/Foot
Having been disatisfied with the standard BR Mk 1 bogie fitted to the Triang/Hornby non corridoor GWR Clerestory Coach I have designed this replacement bogie. It is based on GWR Dean 8' 6" bogie with running boards.
As the bogie is shorter than the original Hornby Mk1 the pivot is mounted towards the back of the bogie to enable its use without modifying the original body.
The bogie is easily fitted to the later Hornby versions of the coach as this and the original bogies are a simple push fit. However, On earlier versions the bogie is held on by a large brass rivit which will need to be removed. Once done the new bogie is a simple push fit as with the later coaches.
In designing this bogie I have included NEM pockets to allow a choice of couplings* (something not possible with the original). These will have to be obtained separately.
To complete the bogie you will need four 2mm "top hat" brass bearings per bogie. This should enable the original 12mm pinpoint wheels to be reused (Note I have only tried the new Hornby Metal wheels and the old Hornby Silver seal versions).
Also available in this shop are interiors for both the brake and composite coaches.
Please note these bogies are sold singly so you will need to buy two per coach.
* This product was designed for use with the Hornby R8268 and R8276, large and medium width couplings and will also work with the R8219 Hornby NEM coupling. However it will not work with the R8220 Hornby NEM pocket close coupling. This bogie has not been tested using Kadee or any other type of coupling.