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by Clive Aintreew
Thu Apr 07, 2022 2:57 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Economy Steel Chassis
Replies: 8
Views: 737

Re: Economy Steel Chassis

FINAL SPEC AND ORDERING/PAYMENT ARRANGEMENTS Wheelbase 80mm, total chassis length 150mm. Buffer beams 12mm deep and inner measurement between frames 60mm. 0.7mm steel with phosphate coating. 3mm axle holes. Price £9 each with free postage for two or more ( postage for one £2-50.) Payment by PayPal o...
by Clive Aintreew
Tue Apr 05, 2022 9:40 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Economy Steel Chassis
Replies: 8
Views: 737

Re: Economy Steel Chassis

Flexing the axle guards and popping in could be an option for solid wheel sets though from what I know about G Gauge, separate axles ( usually 3.2mm) and slide on plastic wheels are sometimes used. As to wheel insulation, I will leave that to G Scale experts. I use radio control and battery power on...
by Clive Aintreew
Tue Apr 05, 2022 11:16 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Economy Steel Chassis
Replies: 8
Views: 737

Re: Economy Steel Chassis

P.S. WHEELBASE, LENGTH ETC Just to point out that both of the above plus any other dimensions can easily be varied as per the customer's requirements. So you could have a SWB version for bogies, LWB for modern freight cars or old four wheel coaches etc. Also, the "buffer beams" at each end could be ...
by Clive Aintreew
Tue Apr 05, 2022 10:29 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Economy Steel Chassis
Replies: 8
Views: 737

Re: Economy Steel Chassis

Hi Rik, Many thanks for that and yes, please repost on G Scale Central. As soon as I have enough for Liverpool Laser's usual minimum order of around £100, I'll buy a batch to send out samples. I'm not a dealer or G Scaler myself so if people liked them, it would be handy if clubs could then buy batc...
by Clive Aintreew
Mon Apr 04, 2022 9:14 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Economy Steel Chassis
Replies: 8
Views: 737

Economy Steel Chassis

Thought that you all might be interested in a batch of one-piece chassis that I had made. They were made in 1mm steel basically for scratch building anything on four wheels, mainly wagons/vans but conceivably (and with a bit of ingenuity) small locos. They were made locally by Liverpool Laser & Tube...
by Clive Aintreew
Mon Mar 07, 2022 11:26 am
Forum: New Models & Reviews
Topic: New Gauge 3 Powered Chassis
Replies: 3
Views: 2109

Re: New Gauge 3 Powered Chassis

Here are two new photos with the optional end plates fitted. I think they cost about £10 including the fitting kit which clamps them to the chassis plate spacers. The plates are 2mm steel the same as the side plates and Phil is also providing an optional full size top deck which I have ordered. Once...
by Clive Aintreew
Fri Mar 04, 2022 5:29 pm
Forum: New Models & Reviews
Topic: New Gauge 3 Powered Chassis
Replies: 3
Views: 2109

New Gauge 3 Powered Chassis

Gauge 3 at 2.5" (22:1) was one of the first model railway standards and is the largest "scenic" ( i.e. non-passenger carrying ) gauge. It has the advantage of being large and robust enough to be truly suitable for outdoor use. It flourished in the 1930's with magnificent locos made by Bassett-Lowke ...