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Author Topic: Can you add a spring to keep a bogie on track?  (Read 213 times)

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Can you add a spring to keep a bogie on track?
« on: June 18, 2018, 06:32:32 PM »
I noticed that on the new Ivatt 2-6-0 there seems to be a small brass tab or spring that holds the bogie down on to the track. My Dapol 2-6-2 tank runs very well but can have a tendency to lift the front bogie on tight curves. Just wondering if one can add a simple device to help with this? anyone done this?

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Re: Can you add a spring to keep a bogie on track?
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2018, 07:25:34 PM »
I would think it would need to be a very light/soft spring, there's not a lot of weight in the Dapol 2-6-2T locos I have.  Are you sure the bogie has enough loose side-to-side play?
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Re: Can you add a spring to keep a bogie on track?
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2018, 09:09:29 PM »
Cheers! I'd sayit's not side to side play but the fact that the bogie is very light and just rests on the rails and doesn't bear any of the loco weight.

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Re: Can you add a spring to keep a bogie on track?
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2018, 09:18:03 PM »
There should be a spring under the axle already (between axle and bogie), pushing it down gently, so what you ask for is effectively actually already present in that model.

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Re: Can you add a spring to keep a bogie on track?
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2018, 11:29:57 PM »
Cheers Al! I didn't know that!

 

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