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Author Topic: Small chassis suitable for 3D printed LNER J70 tram  (Read 705 times)

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Small chassis suitable for 3D printed LNER J70 tram
« on: December 13, 2019, 08:34:05 PM »
Hi Forum,

I haven't ventured into this part of the Forum very much, generally to be found on the layout construction thread.  I have searched the Forum for thoughts on a suitable 0-6-0 chassis for an LNER J70 tram, though I guess it could be 0-4-0 as it is hidden under skirts.  Ideally this would be DCC, but that is not essential

Any thoughts on what is out there? Appreciate any leads on suppliers too

Cheers,
Andrew
Thanks for looking - Andrew

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Re: Small chassis suitable for 3D printed LNER J70 tram
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2019, 09:22:34 PM »
Have a look at Plaza Japan. Loads of decent chassis that will do the job. No connection other than a satisfied customer having ordered numerous from them over the years: https://www.ebay.co.uk/str/Plaza-Japan?_trksid=p2047675.l2563

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Re: Small chassis suitable for 3D printed LNER J70 tram
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2019, 06:39:39 AM »
Cheers!  Always costs me a fortune when I go on that site as I never come away with just the one thing  :)
Thanks for looking - Andrew

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https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=50114.msg652980#new

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Re: Small chassis suitable for 3D printed LNER J70 tram
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2019, 09:34:06 AM »
The white metal  tram kit from Thameshead models recomended  a Lima tender chassis or an old style Farish power bogie these sometimes come up for sale on  Ebay if thatís of any help .
Bob Tidbury
« Last Edit: December 14, 2019, 10:20:21 AM by Bob Tidbury »

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Re: Small chassis suitable for 3D printed LNER J70 tram
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2019, 09:48:23 AM »
Andrew;

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Re: Small chassis suitable for 3D printed LNER J70 tram
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2019, 10:55:22 AM »
You could also look at N Drive. He doesn't keep the website very up to date but he's still going strong. Halfway down this page is his tram kit with RTR chassis. He does sell the chassis separately, drop him a line: https://www.n-driveproductions.com/locomotivekits.htm

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Re: Small chassis suitable for 3D printed LNER J70 tram
« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2019, 11:02:57 AM »
Thanks for the tips chaps, I'll follow up on these leads, great point Bob about the tender drive aspect, got me thinking if one of the dapol steam loco tenders might fit.
Thanks for looking - Andrew

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https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=50114.msg652980#new

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Re: Small chassis suitable for 3D printed LNER J70 tram
« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2019, 12:09:22 PM »
Thanks for the tips chaps, I'll follow up on these leads, great point Bob about the tender drive aspect, got me thinking if one of the dapol steam loco tenders might fit.
Just remember that even though all the Dapol tender locos do have the motor in the tender it is actually the loco wheels that are driven so none would work. One alternative is stripping a Dapol Terrier down to just the chassis as all wheels are driven. I amongst others have used this as a way to motorise small tenders for a number of years now.

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Re: Small chassis suitable for 3D printed LNER J70 tram
« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2019, 03:04:16 PM »
 :doh: thank you!  As you can maybe tell, I am just dipping my toe into this area of the hobby
Thanks for looking - Andrew

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Re: Small chassis suitable for 3D printed LNER J70 tram
« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2019, 03:37:05 PM »
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Re: Small chassis suitable for 3D printed LNER J70 tram
« Reply #10 on: December 15, 2019, 05:19:58 PM »
The newer Farish tender loco's have driven tenders, I have just serviced my Blue Peter and had the tender running round on it's own.

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Re: Small chassis suitable for 3D printed LNER J70 tram
« Reply #11 on: December 15, 2019, 06:15:19 PM »
with a little cutting at the ends and thinning of the sides the Kato 11-103  fits nice and snug  also easy to modify for DCC

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Re: Small chassis suitable for 3D printed LNER J70 tram
« Reply #12 on: December 15, 2019, 08:51:09 PM »
the 103 appears to be out of production and unavailable in UK

this replacement (£24) might be suitable ( new version with coreless motor  - They can also be used for earlier pocket line products )

https://www.traintrax.co.uk/11109-chibi-roko-chibi-convex-chibi-power-p-1849.html


103 is in stock in NL

https://www.n-spoorstore.nl/kato-11-103-chassis-met-2-assen-4952844111038-20058?lang=en
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Re: Small chassis suitable for 3D printed LNER J70 tram
« Reply #13 on: February 18, 2020, 11:13:16 AM »
Hello,

Another option for the tender drive would be a Union Mills tender drive unit. I used a 3F one to power a 4F that I built from a kit.
They will happily supply you with one, and they are very robust.

Another plus is that it only had to come from the Isle of Man, so you won't have to wait long before it arrives!

Cheers,
BM
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Re: Small chassis suitable for 3D printed LNER J70 tram
« Reply #14 on: February 18, 2020, 12:43:32 PM »
Another option for the tender drive would be a Union Mills tender drive unit. I used a 3F one to power a 4F that I built from a kit.
But remember they only pick up from one side, the loco provides the other. To use a UM tender drive you would need to add pickups to the isolated side and replace the wheels as 2 have traction tyres as no pick up ability.

 

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