Hang on a mo, have we started...?

Discussion in 'GB1. The 4 Plank or Greater Wagon Build' started by Simon, 29 March 2018.

  1. Simon

    Simon Flying Squad

    Ooops, better throw my casting into the cauldron I suppose.

    Still untouched, as the "quicky" monster bolster build has just generated myriad microscopic detailing diversions, and that's without the rivets:rolleyes:

    So a placeholder post, the subject sits in the background on this recent picture, another of Fred Phipps Fabulous Five Planks...

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    I think I can hear the sound of fastidious fettling from the Northampton direction....

  2. Steve Cook

    Steve Cook Flying Squad

    You can :) Now some of my tools have returned (having lent them out to help a friend) I can get cracking again...

  3. Simon

    Simon Flying Squad

    Well I have started, currently held up by the need to turn the wheels down and re-set the back to backs before installing them into the wheel carriers. I have modified the etches to accept roller bearings, shown fitted into place.


    The quality of the casting and other parts is very good, this wagon could go together very quickly...
  4. simond

    simond Western Thunderer


    That’s out of my era, but really very nice.

    Please post details of the axle carriers/equalisation, and the bearings.

  5. Simon

    Simon Flying Squad

    Hi Simon

    The axle compensation bits are part of the kit, but I reamed out the holes to accept the roller bearings. I don't have the reference in front of me, these came from hobby holidays but I generally get them from RC bearings who do a very good mail order service and list their products very comprehensively.

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