Indeed, I agree, there is no advantage from driving from the jack shaft, but it would have still been nice to if it were easily doneDonW wrote: ↑Tue Sep 03, 2019 5:14 pmHi Steve
there would of course be no advantage in driving from the jack shaft it was just a thought. On one of the threads someone is asking for recommendations on a battery loco to use to rescue stranded steamers (pprobably with train). Would your locos be up to that sort of job, obviously with suitable batteries and weighting? I like the look of the 0-4-0.
The chassis I make use exactly the same motors and gearboxes as Essel and GRS chassis. They are heavier than the GRS ones as I, like Essel, use brass for the ends of the chassis instead of just sheet steel. They are pretty heavy as the entire chassis is made from sheet steel and brass, with steel turned wheels, steel turned cranks, steel con rods, stainless steel axles, phosphor bronze bearings and plastic gears which ere easy and cheap to replace but last a very long time. I have not tried to use one as a recovery loco, but if a standard Essel based chassis loco or GRS based chassis loco works, then these should work just as well.
I must admit my recovery loco I built used 2 GRS based chassis (before I started making my own) and I added a heap of steel underneath it. From memory I think it came out over 12lbs! (5.6KG)