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Title: Chassis dimensions sought
Post by: moogle on August 13, 2011, 01:41:30 PM
Hi everyone,

I have plans to build some 6 wheel coaches for my Irish branchline layout.
Some are Worsley works body kits/scratchaids and some will be scratchbuilt or perhaps use 3D printing.

What I need are the length, width and wheelbase of both the Dapol 6 wheel wagon chassis,
(like they use under their milk tanks) and the Stove R chassis that N Gauge Society members can get.
Some of the coaches are under 30 foot so I need to figure which is the more suitable.
The Stove R ones will be the easiest for me to get. I know I can 'bash' Peco chassis but I'm looking for an easier route!

Thanks in advance for your replies.

Moogle
Title: Re: Chassis dimensions sought
Post by: Sithlord75 on August 13, 2011, 01:50:17 PM
My collection of Stove Rs is some 1200kms away (although still in the same State of Australia!) so I can't help you with those but having got some milk wagons in bits to fix and repair (eBay  ;)) I can tell you about those:

Length over headstocks - 42.39mm (using digital calipers!)
25.30mm maximum wheelbase with the middle one being, surprisingly  ;D in the middle.

Over buffers as supplied they are 49mm flat but obviously changing buffers is no big deal.

HTH.
Title: Re: Chassis dimensions sought
Post by: moogle on August 13, 2011, 01:58:54 PM
Thanks mate. I'll keep the Dapol one in mind as one or two of the coaches I have plans of are only 24  to 25 foot long!  :o
I'm sure someone else on here will have the Stove R sizes.
Right, off to read my NGS journal now with my lunch!  :)
Title: Re: Chassis dimensions sought
Post by: Sithlord75 on August 13, 2011, 02:04:04 PM
No probs - enjoy the read.  Mine is still coming but apparently there is a nice write up on an Australian loco... written by a smart bloke apparently  :angel:
Title: Re: Chassis dimensions sought
Post by: EtchedPixels on August 13, 2011, 06:15:25 PM
Hi everyone,

I have plans to build some 6 wheel coaches for my Irish branchline layout.

The bigger question isn't the length but the wheelbase. For most of my six wheelers (especially with running boards so you can't see the detail to clearly) I've used sawn up Peco wagon chassis. Cheap, couplings and wheels included and with a spot of violence they can be made to work at most lengths. Glueing them back together is a bit tricky but if you simply evostick the slices to the coach floor all works well.

The only trick is don't saw a chassis in half. You want to do the trims near the wheels to get the bits to work out best.

If you drop me an email addr as a PM I'll send you a set of one of the coach kit instructions which includes some notes on sawing up and using Peco chassis this way

Alan
Title: Re: Chassis dimensions sought
Post by: moogle on August 14, 2011, 01:13:52 PM
Hi everyone,

I have plans to build some 6 wheel coaches for my Irish branchline layout.

The bigger question isn't the length but the wheelbase. For most of my six wheelers (especially with running boards so you can't see the detail to clearly) I've used sawn up Peco wagon chassis. Cheap, couplings and wheels included and with a spot of violence they can be made to work at most lengths. Glueing them back together is a bit tricky but if you simply evostick the slices to the coach floor all works well.

The only trick is don't saw a chassis in half. You want to do the trims near the wheels to get the bits to work out best.

If you drop me an email addr as a PM I'll send you a set of one of the coach kit instructions which includes some notes on sawing up and using Peco chassis this way

Alan


Will do Alan.
Though obviously if the Stove R chassis is near to what I need for any I'll get some from the NGS shop.
The less work I have to do in making them the quicker I'll turn them out!
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