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Tomytec TM04 chassis
« on: November 11, 2018, 06:26:56 AM »
Hi
I wish to motorise 2 3d printed kits from modern image models.
For the builds they recommend the tomytec tm04 chassis, which are rare as.
Has anyone used something similar for there builds?
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Re: Tomytec TM04 chassis
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2018, 09:21:09 AM »
Hi  Bob,

There are a few threads about this topic.   Here is one I started, in turn this refers to other threads and sources of information.

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=32029.msg368961#msg368961

Assuming you are talking about DMUs or EMUs one option is to use the GF 158/170 chassis which can be shortened using the "Grahame Hedges" method!

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Re: Tomytec TM04 chassis
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2018, 08:00:43 PM »
Thanks Jon
That’s a big help
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Re: Tomytec TM04 chassis
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2018, 08:16:44 PM »
What are you building Bob?

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Re: Tomytec TM04 chassis
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2018, 09:55:10 AM »
Hi Jon
I want to build the modern image models rail grinder and 09-3x track machines, due to the nature of my work I try to get all the bits together over a period of time then when I have the time it’s all there👍
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Re: Tomytec TM04 chassis
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2018, 10:13:47 AM »
Hi Bob

Very nice - clearly too short for a 158/170 chassis or even medium-sized locos.

How about a GF class 25?

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Re: Tomytec TM04 chassis
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2018, 10:39:22 AM »
Never thought of that buddy 👍
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Re: Tomytec TM04 chassis
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2018, 11:31:34 AM »
Hi Bob

If you don't mind disguising a shorter bogie wheelbase of 11mm you could consider the Kato 11-106 chassis. These are available less than £15 if you search around.

I used this chassis on a corgi underground carraige by removing the non powered bogie and fixing it further away from the powered end. The non powered bogie has power pickups which you can wire back to the powered end.

I have uploaded to my gallery an image showing the original and altered chassis.

Hope this helps.

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Re: Tomytec TM04 chassis
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2018, 11:41:03 AM »
Very useful; thanks for this



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Re: Tomytec TM04 chassis
« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2018, 01:01:44 PM »
Yeah, I was going to say the Kato bogie shorty would be worth considering apart from the bogies being undersized.  All the Tomytec TM01/2/3/4 bogie chassis seem to be hard to find at the moment :-(   

Fortunately I'm using TM23 for my current remotoring projects (Bemo RegioShuttle), I've done one and need another chassis to do the other unit.
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Re: Tomytec TM04 chassis
« Reply #10 on: December 29, 2018, 10:00:59 PM »
Have you tried Plaza Japan?

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Re: Tomytec TM04 chassis
« Reply #11 on: December 29, 2018, 10:40:48 PM »
Model Train Plus  (Japan) run a thread on NGF

worth an email on future supply?

https://www.modeltrainplus.net/products/tomytec-tm-04-optional-motorized-chassis

also ask Osbornes re supply

https://www.osbornsmodels.com/tomytec-chassis-240-c.asp
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Re: Tomytec TM04 chassis
« Reply #12 on: December 29, 2018, 10:55:56 PM »
The problem is you have missed the boat for the latest production rum of TM-04 and TM-03 chassis.  they seem to go into production every two years.  They are still available if you look hard.

 

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