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Author Topic: Suggestion - Metro-Vick Class 28 Co-Bo  (Read 3449 times)

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Offline mark100

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Re: Suggestion - Metro-Vick Class 28 Co-Bo
« Reply #90 on: December 04, 2018, 03:51:16 PM »
Any chance of the battery box/underframe part being listed separate ?

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Alex
pm the guy who designed it and ask him.

he told me that Shapeways were increasing prices on everything and that all his kits that were currently sold as individual parts will be compiled into one listing to keep costs down



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Re: Suggestion - Metro-Vick Class 28 Co-Bo
« Reply #91 on: December 04, 2018, 04:15:42 PM »
Just received this from my model maker.



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Re: Suggestion - Metro-Vick Class 28 Co-Bo
« Reply #92 on: December 04, 2018, 06:36:16 PM »
Looks really good  :thumbsup:

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Re: Suggestion - Metro-Vick Class 28 Co-Bo
« Reply #93 on: December 06, 2018, 06:35:33 PM »
The BO End bogie side frames have been put on, I was given some Ian Stoate CO BO bits which included the tanks, so I'm using those until the replacement 3D printed tanks and CO end side frames arrive.

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Re: Suggestion - Metro-Vick Class 28 Co-Bo
« Reply #94 on: January 27, 2019, 12:54:47 AM »
I have been working on a pair of CO-BO's and just got the chassis to fit, then found that the couplings were too short due to the body overhanging the bogies by some distance. @mark100 suggested using BH enterprises extra long whitemetal couplings but although longer, I found that they cause buffer locking on 12 inch radius points (medium radius to you) a certain amount of head scratching followed by a flash of inspiration, why not try the extra long couplings that came with the early Dapol autocoaches? so I robbed one coach of its couplings and attached them to one of the Co-Bo chassis and tried again. result? SUCCESS!



The autocoaches that I robbed were tried out with the left over BH enterprises couplings and a Dapol 14xx and I can confirm that they worked ok as the later models seem to have had shorter couplings, no doubt due to the huge gap the originals caused between engine and coach. I am a much happier hector today

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Re: Suggestion - Metro-Vick Class 28 Co-Bo
« Reply #95 on: January 27, 2019, 07:57:28 AM »
Going great Alex.  I think you tried to explain this to me on Wednesday but you were interupted by another pint arriving. :pint: :pint:

Are the couplings NEM ? as I don't want to rob your Auto coach as again thanks to your Tracksetta I have 15" minimum radii.


Jerry
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Re: Suggestion - Metro-Vick Class 28 Co-Bo
« Reply #96 on: January 27, 2019, 10:45:00 AM »
The early Autocoach couplings were not NEM.
The later Autocoach couplings were - and those bogies are now shared with the Siphons which is why the siphons have such a horrendous gap between them.
Dapol of course made great play in publicising the siphons being "now fitted with NEM couplings"...

Bob


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Re: Suggestion - Metro-Vick Class 28 Co-Bo
« Reply #97 on: January 27, 2019, 10:58:22 AM »
Going great Alex.  I think you tried to explain this to me on Wednesday but you were interupted by another pint arriving. :pint: :pint:

Are the couplings NEM ? as I don't want to rob your Auto coach as again thanks to your Tracksetta I have 15" minimum radii.


Jerry

No Jerry, Bob, neither the loco bogies or Autocoaches use Nem style couplings, I am fortunate enough to have had 3 of the old style autos to hand, but I will be in touch with DCC supplies to see if they have any of the old style long couplings on Monday

 

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