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GRS Hunslet loco kit with rtr chassis

Post by Kubes » Tue May 31, 2022 6:07 pm

GRS (Garden Railway Specialists) 0-4-0 cabbed Hunslet style saddle tank loco body kit (GRS CMD235), boxed complete and un-started, together with GRS 32mm gauge ready to run motorised steam outline outside cylindered 0-4-0 chassis (GRS G121) to suit, boxed and unused. £200 ONO for both items plus £5 UK p&p. Or collect from Brighton. Still available.
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Re: GRS Hunslet loco kit with rtr chassis

Post by Kubes » Fri Jul 22, 2022 8:56 pm

Just came across the Timpdon r/c set up I was going to fit in the loco when I originally planned the project. Includes everything you need. Happy to include this with the loco and chassis above as I'm having a clear out!
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Post by -steves- » Sat Jul 23, 2022 9:19 am

Such a good price, I am surprised this is still here. I don't have the money, but if I did, it would already be gone. :thumbup:
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Post by ge_rik » Sat Jul 23, 2022 12:36 pm

I might have been tempted if it was 45mm gauge. But do I really need another loco?
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Post by Kubes » Sat Jul 23, 2022 4:25 pm

I guess people aren't so keen on building kits these days with so much relatively inexpensive rtr on the market. There was a build article in Garden Rail a few years ago and the writer had made a lovely job of it. My interests have changed and sadly I haven't the time/motivation to spend on this project.
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Re: GRS Hunslet loco kit with rtr chassis

Post by Phil.P » Sat Aug 06, 2022 2:33 pm

Is this still available, and if so, is it the later kit which I think has a pre-formed tank?

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Post by Kubes » Sat Aug 06, 2022 5:12 pm

Hi Phil
Yes and yes! Still available and the saddle tank is preformed plastic - injection moulded I guess.
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Re: GRS Hunslet loco kit with rtr chassis

Post by Kubes » Sun Aug 14, 2022 3:08 pm

GRS chassis.jpg
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Just checked and the instructions say it's a resin body kit which looks straightforward enough. The article was in Garden Rail No 207 and GRS have thoughtfully provided a copy with the kit. With luck I'll have included some pics with this post. I was impressed with the chassis when I bought it - neatly done and with a nice robust feel.
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Re: GRS Hunslet loco kit with rtr chassis

Post by Peter Butler » Sun Aug 14, 2022 3:53 pm

If I was in the market for yet another loco I would bite your hand off for this one! Unfortunately, I have more than enough to cope with, so it's not for me this time. However, I do have one of those GRS chassis and I agree it is a superb runner and very well made. The motor is rated at 12-24v but mine operates very well on 8 AA rechargeable batteries (9.6v) with no problems.
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Re: GRS Hunslet loco kit with rtr chassis

Post by FWLR » Mon Aug 15, 2022 9:01 am

Mmmm no spare money just yet. Like the others I would be first in the queue for it. I need another battery r/c steamer badly. :|
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Re: GRS Hunslet loco kit with rtr chassis

Post by philipy » Mon Aug 15, 2022 9:45 am

Peter Butler wrote:
Sun Aug 14, 2022 3:53 pm
I do have one of those GRS chassis and I agree it is a superb runner and very well made.
I agree with Peter ( and others), its a nice simple and easy chassis to work with, although I have no experience of the body kit.
I used the chassis in my 'Octavius' build. viewtopic.php?f=25&t=10132&p=119057#p119057

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Re: GRS Hunslet loco kit with rtr chassis

Post by FWLR » Mon Aug 15, 2022 12:55 pm

philipy wrote:
Mon Aug 15, 2022 9:45 am
Peter Butler wrote:
Sun Aug 14, 2022 3:53 pm
I do have one of those GRS chassis and I agree it is a superb runner and very well made.
I agree with Peter ( and others), its a nice simple and easy chassis to work with, although I have no experience of the body kit.
I used the chassis in my 'Octavius' build. viewtopic.php?f=25&t=10132&p=119057#p119057
Just seen your loco Phillip. Now that is a mighty fine engine indeed. I love it badly....... :salute:
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Re: GRS Hunslet loco kit with rtr chassis

Post by -steves- » Mon Aug 15, 2022 7:00 pm

May I ask, does the cab or any other of the parts have any warps at all? I bought one of these before (a Pecket), new in the box but secondhand and it was so badly warped I have to build my own body work for it. As you can understand I am somewhat wary of GRS body kits now.

My profile picture is the kit in question, it uses the same chassis (which is great) but the body I ended up making one in brass. :thumbup:

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Re: GRS Hunslet loco kit with rtr chassis

Post by Kubes » Mon Aug 15, 2022 9:40 pm

I can't see any noticeable distortion in any of the body components - perhaps you had a poor sample or I have an unusually good one! The build article mentioned some warping of the footplate component. I haven't unwrapped this in my kit but from external examination it looks fine. In any case you can quite easily fabricate the footplate from sheet either in metal or styrene.
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