15692Re: [ausnarrowgauge] Re: Bachmann Whitcomb diseasel
- Jan 21, 2014Ian,You could always look at completely re-powering your 44 tonners with a NWSL Stanton drive bogies, that way you have a number of options for the wheelbase by changing the axle bearing around, plus if you get the HO scale 45” wheel option that will give you a wheel size of 13.132mm.Brian
Who me ? As if I’d ever consider taking a brand new model and hacking into it, to make it into something different.........
The older style Bachmann GE44 tonners with the separate motors (of which I have several for “one day” projects,) has the perfect wheelbase for what I want, but the wheels are far too small, need those to be around 14mm diameter. Outside frames would be a bonus, hence my interest in the new loco, but they’re not impossible to make.
Another option has occurred to me this afternoon, the outside framed Eagle 0-16.5mm chassis that Branchlines in the UK used to make. It’d almost certainly be more expensive, and I’ve no idea if it is still available, but possibly would be a better choice if it is, so have sent off an email query.
PS Actual intent is to find a chassis suitable for a 3 ton type 1 Decauville in 1:35.
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