Accucraft Caradoc - Another question!

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Accucraft Caradoc - Another question!

Post by Nigel B » Fri Sep 15, 2023 5:45 pm

Evening all
Is the Accucraft Caradoc dual gauge or only 32mm?
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Re: Accucraft Caradoc - Another question!

Post by GTB » Sat Sep 16, 2023 2:22 am

Nigel B wrote: Fri Sep 15, 2023 5:45 pm Is the Accucraft Caradoc dual gauge or only 32mm?
If you poke around in the Accucraft UK website, several levels down in the drop-down menus, you'll find all their discontinued models are listed. Along with the instructions, if the model ever came with any.........

https://www.accucraft.uk.com/products/c ... ce-0-4-0t/

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Re: Accucraft Caradoc - Another question!

Post by Nigel B » Sat Sep 16, 2023 9:20 am

Thanks Graeme, excellent news!!
Rails of Sheffield don’t know that it can be regauged
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Re: Accucraft Caradoc - Another question!

Post by Nigel B » Sat Sep 16, 2023 11:47 am

That’s the one I’ve just bought - they said their ‘tech team’ said it was impossible to regauge to 45mm. The Accucraft link says otherwise, as do my eyes when looking at the underside view. Hopefully it’s not been welded up or anything…
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Re: Accucraft Caradoc - Another question!

Post by GTB » Sat Sep 16, 2023 2:21 pm

Nigel B wrote: Sat Sep 16, 2023 11:47 am That’s the one I’ve just bought - they said their ‘tech team’ said it was impossible to regauge to 45mm. The Accucraft link says otherwise, as do my eyes when looking at the underside view. Hopefully it’s not been welded up or anything…
Rails of Sheffield mostly deal in OO and N trains if their website is any indication. I know Accucraft locos like this can run on 45mm gauge, as I've seen them running on it at steamups here in Oz.

The rule of thumb with Accucraft UK and Roundhouse models is that locos with outside frames can usually have the gauge easily changed. Locos with inside frames can't. Well, not without a full chassis rebuild, a lot of time in a workshop and much profanity.......

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Re: Accucraft Caradoc - Another question!

Post by Nigel B » Sat Sep 16, 2023 4:46 pm

Ha!!
My workshop gets a huge amount of profanity as it is. And - as a former operating theatre nurse - I constantly remind myself that cyanoacrylate glues were originally developed for battlefield wound closure…
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Re: Accucraft Caradoc - Another question!

Post by Nigel B » Sat Sep 16, 2023 4:48 pm

PS - Rails have now confirmed that it can be gauge adjusted. Looks like I’ve got myself quite a good one here
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Re: Accucraft Caradoc - Another question!

Post by Lonsdaler » Sun Sep 17, 2023 11:56 am

Nigel B wrote: Sat Sep 16, 2023 4:48 pm PS - Rails have now confirmed that it can be gauge adjusted. Looks like I’ve got myself quite a good one here
There are grub screws on the wheel bushes, same as your Leader.
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Re: Accucraft Caradoc - Another question!

Post by Nigel B » Sun Sep 17, 2023 1:57 pm

Cheers Phil. That’s what I thought but good to have it confirmed.
I plan to do a fair amount of my learning my way around this one with it up on blocks!!
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