Mk1 Resources And Parts

Discussion in 'Coaching stock' started by 28ten, 27 October 2012.

  1. Bob Reid

    Bob Reid Western Thunderer

    Most Mk1's fitted with B4 / B5 Bogies retained friction dampers throughout their lives Graham - The only exceptions I'm aware of are the odd postal vehicles that were fitted with hydraulic dampers in later conversions. Wholesale use on coaching stock was pretty much confined to the Mk2f's in the early 70s and later builds.
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  2. Al Tait

    Al Tait Western Thunderer

  3. BrushType4

    BrushType4 Western Thunderer

    Did this ever get done? I've redrawn your profile to cut my own out of 2mm acrylic for my own Easybuild bogies.
  4. Dog Star

    Dog Star Western Thunderer

    Yes, I fitted Bob's cut-outs to our EZ Commonwealth bogies, not sure where they are though!
  5. BrushType4

    BrushType4 Western Thunderer

    Pictures please Graham! I'll do mine Sunday.
  6. Al Tait

    Al Tait Western Thunderer

    Having read through this (invaluable) thread again this morning, another question from me (there will probably be many as I work through my kits). Are the headstocks for the EZB CW bogies available to purchase? I could do with a number of them.
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  7. BrushType4

    BrushType4 Western Thunderer

    Well, looks better. I’ll glue these in and round the edges with a file.

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    If anyone does want these, then how does 25p each sound?

    I've attached the artwork for those who want to laser themselves.

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  8. Al Tait

    Al Tait Western Thunderer

    Just seen your posts on FB Phil, £1 a coach I'm in!! I'll need enough for 10 coaches, but probably have a few spares for future projects. Just let me know how to order/pay!
  9. 3 LINK

    3 LINK Western Thunderer

    What would really set these bogies off is if someone could make some type of dummy brake shoes for them. There are a lot of coach kits out there that have no form of brake gear at all, I don't know what the rest of you guys think but that really grates on me, especially in 7mm where the detail stands out more.

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  10. BrushType4

    BrushType4 Western Thunderer

    I'l looking at it. The kit has brake shoes with it, just wondering if I can make a better job.
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  11. Al Tait

    Al Tait Western Thunderer

    My plan is to try and hang the brakes off those headstocks when I've got them. Will see how I get on, more research to do I think!
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  12. BrushType4

    BrushType4 Western Thunderer

    Struggling with the fitting of the brakes so I've drawn up some of my own to try tomorrow.

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  13. BrushType4

    BrushType4 Western Thunderer

    With only a slight modification, the lasercut brakes are fitted.

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  14. simond

    simond Western Thunderer

    I’d take a stock of them to Brizzl if I were you, I reckon they might be popular...

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  15. Al Tait

    Al Tait Western Thunderer

    OK, so I am back here again now I'm re-starting my MK1's. Now between vehicles I am happy to position the easybuild buffer heads in the retracted position and am using kadee's, however on the end vehicles I think it would be nice to have some decent buffers complete with collars and chain's. Does anyone know of a supplier, I'm sure I found some but now can't find it!