Brandbright coaches on R1 curves.

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Brandbright coaches on R1 curves.

Post by Sylvian Tennant » Fri Mar 19, 2021 11:09 am

Hello.

A quick question, I've got sone brandbright 4 wheeled panel coaches to build soonish and my line only has lgb r1 curves.

Has anyone had any experience with them on this type of track?

I'm just wondering if i need to procure bogies instead of building them as bought

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Re: Brandbright coaches on R1 curves.

Post by KjellAn » Tue Mar 23, 2021 10:25 am

Sylvian Tennant wrote:
Fri Mar 19, 2021 11:09 am
I'm just wondering if i need to procure bogies instead of building them as bought.
Yes, it is better to have bogies instead of 4 wheels on those Brandbright coaches if your line have narrow curves.
My PHRy-line is 32mm with 2 foot curves, and all trains moves better around the line with bogies on the longer waggons.
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Re: Brandbright coaches on R1 curves.

Post by Andrew » Tue Mar 23, 2021 4:00 pm

KjellAn wrote:
Tue Mar 23, 2021 10:25 am
Sylvian Tennant wrote:
Fri Mar 19, 2021 11:09 am
I'm just wondering if i need to procure bogies instead of building them as bought.
Yes, it is better to have bogies instead of 4 wheels on those Brandbright coaches if your line have narrow curves.
My PHRy-line is 32mm with 2 foot curves, and all trains moves better around the line with bogies on the longer waggons.
Yes, that was my experience too - I ended up putting my 4 wheel brake composite on Big Big train bogies...

Cheers,

Andrew.

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Re: Brandbright coaches on R1 curves.

Post by Sylvian Tennant » Wed Mar 24, 2021 12:03 am

Thanks for the feedback. I had seen others do this to them but was unsure have invasive the bogie fittings would be. Looks like it'll be hunting around for the appropriate bogies.

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Re: Brandbright coaches on R1 curves.

Post by Andrew » Wed Mar 24, 2021 8:37 am

I've always thought these were rather attractive: https://www.swiftsixteen.co.uk/product- ... -bogie-set

They've got a nice short wheelbase, but the blurb suggests they're for "small to medium" rolling stock, whatever that means...

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Re: Brandbright coaches on R1 curves.

Post by Sylvian Tennant » Wed Mar 24, 2021 2:58 pm

I'm quite taken by these tbh - thryre a bit longer but look quite purposeful.

https://www.swiftsixteen.co.uk/product- ... ling-bogie

Thanks for the suggestion. My recent experience of swift sixteen wheelsets have been fantastic.

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Re: Brandbright coaches on R1 curves.

Post by Lonsdaler » Wed Mar 24, 2021 3:47 pm

This sounds like a good solution - I have IP engineering coaches which are of a similar dimension to the Brandbright 4 wheelers, and on my (nominally) 36 inch radius curves I have had to reduce the distance between axles to about 5 3/4 inches to get them to go round the curves. I think I may attempt an conversion to bogies instead.
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