101Re: [7mmnga] Branchlines Busy Bee Kit
- Jan 19, 2001There is a perfectly simple way of making dummy
outside frames removable without dismantling the chassis,
and that is to slot the axle holes downwards, so that the
frames can be lifted away from the axles. The dummy frames
can then be fixed to the chassis by screws, or (my
preferred method) fixed to the underside of the footplate,
so they become part of the body, and are not fixed in any
way to the chassis.
Once in place, the fact that the frames are
slotted, and don't meet below the axle, is not readily
apparent, most of it is hidden behind the outside cranks.
I have to say that I am unfamiliar with the Busy
Bee kit, so cannot comment on how this would work with this
One problem may be the mounting of the cylinders,
what do these attach to? Ideally they need to be mounted
on the chassis and NOT on the outside frames. This is the
method I used when scratchbuilding a Hunslet 262 some years
ago. I used Romford wheels, and actually made the dummy
outside frames from Plasticard.
Is that any help? Victor, I could send you a
sketch if you wish.
On Tue, 16 Jan 2001 20:36:31 -0000 Victor Rybacki
> My construction of the Branchline Busy Bee has stalled while I try to----------------------
> work out how to attach the outside frames in a way which allows them
> to be removable - I am not keen on trapping the driving wheels
> between the dummy outside frames and the inside frames by attaching
> the outside frames permanently.
> Anybody out there done anything like this ?
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David Leslie Taylor
University of Exeter
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