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Author Topic: Motorising Worsley Works Class 74  (Read 182 times)

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Motorising Worsley Works Class 74
« on: August 24, 2020, 08:43:41 AM »
Hello,

I am currently building a Worsley Works Class 74, which is going together really well.
I was originally going to power it with an old farish class 33 chassis, but I have heard that OO modellers have been using the class 90?
What are the wheelbase measurements for a class 90? Wondering if that would be a better fit?
Cheers,
BM

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Re: Motorising Worsley Works Class 74
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2020, 10:28:11 AM »
I have a BHE brass/whitemetal class 74. It is on its second chassis.
I had previously used an Farish 33 and had tons of airspace above the bogies. Horrible.
I replaced this with a Dapol Hymek chassis.
Boy it was tight!!! But I think it looks ok.

Original Farish 33 chassis on BHE 74


Dapol Hymek chassis on BHE 74.





HTH
Bob

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Re: Motorising Worsley Works Class 74
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2020, 11:18:34 AM »
Hi Bob,

That does look like a tight fit, but looks like it has certainly paid off!
I will do some measuring, and I may have to do some cutting to the shell, but I'll try the Hymek chassis!
Thanks,
BM

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Re: Motorising Worsley Works Class 74
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2020, 07:49:55 PM »
And now the next question for 100 points...

Do the dummy Dapol Hymeks have the gears in the bogies?

Thinking I could power a dummy chassis with one of the Japanese motors I have knocking around the workshop...

 

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