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Offline Dorsetmike

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Re: W class tank
« Reply #30 on: May 07, 2018, 04:30:57 pm »
Email says despatched via UPS 24 - 48 hour. Better set me alarm for a couple of days.

Has anyone yet tried one on an Nclass chassis?

Presume some weight will be needed, I would guess in the side tanks?
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Re: W class tank
« Reply #31 on: May 07, 2018, 05:13:59 pm »
The body is described as available in WSF, FUD and FXD. Given there are no handrails on the print, what would you recommend as the best print medium?
Bob
WSF - rough surface that doesn't sand well and you won't get it smooth and doesn't like glues. Personally think it's ok for larger scales where other mediums work out very expensive due to size.
FUD - more brittle and may suffer from layering but can be sanded smooth. Much better detail.
FXD - I'm awaiting receipt of an item in this but similar to FUD but hopefully smoother as each layer much thinner.
As an example here is the same coach, one in WSF and one in FUD. No work has been carried out except a wash then a dusting of primer. It's not hard to see the difference. WSF is much cheaper but from my experience a waste of money. For not much more you have a starting point that is far superior.

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Re: W class tank
« Reply #32 on: May 08, 2018, 08:14:43 am »
I will be using the N chassis and hope to be able to make a rear bogie that will collect current so that the traction tyres can remain. I have some thoughts but need to get on the workbench and have a better look. Given that the Farish N body is very light I assume that the weight of the W will be similar, but I assume there will be spaces in the tanks for a bit of weight should it be needed. My N is a good hauler so hopefully it will remain so when added to the W body!

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Re: W class tank
« Reply #33 on: May 08, 2018, 10:11:14 am »
UPS tracking tell me it'll be here tomorrow.
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Re: W class tank
« Reply #34 on: May 16, 2018, 06:44:50 pm »
Has anybody got their W body yet?
Mine arrived yesterday.

In terms of chassis the Standard 4MT and Fairburn 4MT are too wide to use without machining, and in any case the valve gear looks wrong and the cylinders are angled not straight.
The cylinders are not quite right on the N but it looks like it will fit nicely once there is space for the motor block to slot into the front of the boiler, as it needs about 6mm or 1/4" cut out of the FUD.
The valve gear doesn't sit happily behind the steps - but the steps could be mounted on a support going through the chassis beneath the existing boiler - not tried that yet, and not sure how far out the steps would sit.
I'm thinking of an M7 trailing bogie, if they are available from DCC supplies, or i could cannibalise the whole bogie and pick up unit from the Dapol chassis, perhaps?

Any other thoughts?
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Re: W class tank
« Reply #35 on: May 16, 2018, 07:24:55 pm »
Hi Bob

I am pleased to hear it looks good! Mine still hasnít reached deepest France....

I think the Farish 4MT or Fairburn rear bogie would be better than the M7, no solid wheels! I assumed I would have to thin or remake the big side steps, and had also thought that the cylinders might be able to be reshaped or replaced by a set from something else. Letís see.....

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