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Fixed axle chassis for the Furness D1 & Cambrian SGC locomotive. 00 Version.
A frame spacer is Sprued between the frames, also there is a thin 2mm strengthening bar in position although this can be cut away if needed.
Driving wheel axles will need 1/8th 'Top Hat' bushes (bearings) and the holes in the chassis may need reaming out slightly to fit them. Creating some downward slop in the wheels can also help electrical pickup, especially if you use top acting pick ups pusing downwards on the wheel treads as this also creates a basic form of springing too.
The front chassis hole that is designed for body fixing is only to be reamed out only a little bit as the bolt will self tap, a retaining nut is not needed unless you want to add one. Brake pads are already in position but you will have to make your own brake rigging if required.
You will need 3 sets of 4' 6" (18mm) wheels.
Alan Gibson 14 Spoke 4' 6" driving wheels, code 4854W for 00 and EM and code 4S54W for P4 are suitable and these wheels have the correct crankpin throw. No doubt other companies wheels can be used too.
A London Road Models 1/50 Motor Mount (Gearbox) and a Mashima 1020 motor with added 6x12mm diametre flywheel with 1.5mm shaft hole is reccomended but as is usual there will be many combinations that can be utilized.
The only potential problem with this combination is a small hole in the cab below the firebox hole may need to be cut out slightly for the gear wheel, but after backhead, levers and crew were added to the finished locomotive you won't easily see it, that said there are many other motors and gearboxes out there that might fit better.