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Offline 1philip

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Axles
« on: April 11, 2018, 05:10:19 pm »
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Hi all can any body tell me where I can get hold of some shorter ales
from as the ones that come with county rolling stock kit that I am
working on are to long, and they are spreading the axels boxes and this
is making them a tight fix.
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Re: Axels
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2018, 05:21:47 pm »
By how much are they much too long? If almost correct, simply use a micro drill bit to open out the axlebox hole a little?

Another alternative could be to grind down the pinpoints on the axles you have?

Which brand of wheels are you using - it would help to know so that people can suggest alternatives that are known to be shorter?

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Re: Axels
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2018, 05:47:23 pm »
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They look like the new ones that come all ready fitted to the Graham
Farish stock. They are the ones that come with the kit’s I got some
time ago from County Rolling Stock and they are spreading the axel
box’s wider and making them a tight fix. :thankyousign:

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Re: Axels
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2018, 07:10:01 pm »
Try just squeezing the width of the wagon where the axleboxes are  and that will dig the pinpoint axle into the plastic this usually works for me .
Bob Tidbury

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Re: Axles
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2018, 09:03:15 pm »
I too bought some CRS kits - they were the GWR sleeper wagon and the GWR Tool van. I'd suggest you do some measurements of the axles and the wagons before you do anything. Measure over the outside faces of the wheelsets and the inside faces of the axle boxes. On both wagon types I found that the axle box separation were too narrow and the wheelsets would never fit. The wheel back to backs were spot on so not a problem with the wheels. CRS replaced the sleeper wagons but they were only marginally better dimensionally, whilst I fitted a Peco chassis to the Tool van (the printed chassis was too flimsy anyway IMHO).
CRS has gone out of business so I don't think there is any chance of replacements that work!!! I believe he sold the tooling to PeeDee models but I haven't seen anything from them.
So I have a static set of 4 sleeper wagons in my engineers yard!!!!

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Re: Axles
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2018, 09:05:25 pm »
Bob FYI, the CRS kits were supplied with brass top hat bearings so you couldn't do your trick. And yes I did drill out the holes in the axle boxes so the bearings sat down nice and square.

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Re: Axles
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2018, 10:55:15 pm »
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Hi all thank you all the gen.
The wagons come with brass cups to fix in the axles,if I fit
them with out the cups they just drop out as fast as put the in,
also the axel housing has a hole right throughout to take up the
brass cup. I did phone Peco to see if they any short ones in the
parkside bundas range but no joy there. :thankyousign:

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Re: Axles
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2018, 09:06:32 pm »
Sorry if my info was wrong having never seen a C R S kit I didnt know they had brass bearings.
Bob Tidbury

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Re: Axles
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2018, 09:23:49 pm »
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Hi All
I think I found a answer from our friends from over the
pound with a company called Fox Valley Models as they
have different length axels,will let you all know what
happens when I get them from U A S. :thankyousign:

 

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