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Class A ECMCHAS for Silver Fox Model

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Hi patrick

 

I'm really only working with the coupler off the chassis, the pony truck may cause trouble for mounting a coupler! and the SF buffer beam is in the way! but could see what happens, Have you something in mind?

 

Eoin

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My concern is about mixing body mounted couplers with bogie mounted couplers which cause problems on curves epically when pushing rolling stock through points during shunting movements. A bracket on the end of the bogie frame with provision for mounting a cupler pocket would be perfect.

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Hi patrick

 

Next time the test track is up I'll push some rolling stock through the points, I did test the chassis with a couple of Cravens forward and backwards through the points with no problems, but did not test something smaller/lighter without the close coupling unit!!

 

I will report back

 

Eoin

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My concern is about mixing body mounted couplers with bogie mounted couplers which cause problems on curves epically when pushing rolling stock through points during shunting movements. A bracket on the end of the bogie frame with provision for mounting a cupler pocket would be perfect.

 

Hi Patrick

 

Finally got to run tests on the chassis mounted coupler- it's fine running backwards through points with wagons, but not with a Craven coach- serious lock with the chassis mounted system. When last testing I must not have pushed them backwards!

 

The way I designed the bogie with the little free truck at the front will not be suitable for mounting the coupler from there so I reckon its going to be some type of coupler plate off the chassis to allow more side swing! like a Keen Plate- but they are two wide. This will also require a wider slot in the body buffer beam as coupler height in within the beam area....

 

Some drawing is required

 

Eoin

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I think I have it sorted!

 

The Class A buffers were also locking with the Craven's in reverse- and sorting this problem lead to the solution. I extended out the NEM socket on the Craven so that the coupler buckle was beyond the line of the buffers, it then came to me that if I opened out the side of the 156 Gear Box on the A chassis to give the coupler a bit more swing it may work, it's done and it does. Now the couplers hit the buffers but it does not lock up, it drives backwards through the short Hornby points OK....

 

Until next time I have the track up I'll post a few picks n video

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Hi All

 

After a week of mould making and a bit of a compromise on pattern detail the Class A Bogie Sides started to appear, I'm still experiencing venting and chilling problems, but came up with a technique that gave 80% success- some of the detail is to fine for this kind of moulding without a centrifuge...

 

AC-31 IMAG3323.jpg

 

AC-32 IMAG3350.jpg

 

AC-33 IMAG3347.jpg

 

AC-34 IMAG3349.jpg

 

Eoin

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Those look very good - any chance they will be available commercially?

 

Stephen

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Those look very good - any chance they will be available commercially?

 

Stephen

 

Thanks StevieB

 

Yes I can run off a set for you if you want, a set of 4 is €25.00.... they will need a slight clean up with sharp knife, a file and fibre brush

 

Eoin

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Thanks StevieB

 

Yes I can run off a set for you if you want, a set of 4 is €25.00.... they will need a slight clean up with sharp knife, a file and fibre brush

 

Eoin

 

I'd be interested in a set - can you advise how to order? I'm in England and PayPal would be the easiest way. Thanks.

 

And will the chassis be commercially available at some point, with or without the sideframe castings?

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I'd be interested in a set - can you advise how to order? I'm in England and PayPal would be the easiest way. Thanks.

 

And will the chassis be commercially available at some point, with or without the sideframe castings?

 

Hi decauville1126

 

I'll put you in the mix for a set, the chassis will be available soon, it still needs a bit of work to finalise, and it will be available as components as required, or ready to run

 

I will pm you as soon as I check out postal cost for the sides to England

 

Eoin

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Will the wee step ladder on the bogie sideframe be available too :P :P

 

Only windin' ya up, they look "is maith sin" or "smashin'", love to see this level of fidelity with Irish stuff, EMC abu!

 

R.

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Will the wee step ladder on the bogie sideframe be available too :P :P

 

Only windin' ya up, they look "is maith sin" or "smashin'", love to see this level of fidelity with Irish stuff, EMC abu!

 

R.

 

Hi R.

 

Yes it will be available later...

 

I did NS wire ones for the Class C sides but to much fiddly work, so the A's will be brass etched, to be folded up and soldered!

 

C Class-17 IMAG2130.jpg

 

Eoin

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I'd be interested in a set - can you advise how to order? I'm in England and PayPal would be the easiest way. Thanks.

 

And will the chassis be commercially available at some point, with or without the sideframe castings?

 

Hi decauville1126

 

pm sent

 

Eoin

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