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Re: BARGAINS!

Postby Emettman » Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:16 pm

Narrow gauge feeder for N? Or narrower gauge in larger scales...

Just seen this:https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SA0011-Z-Shorty-Power-Chassis-Normal-Type/132688466759?epid=2283462895&hash=item1ee4d95347:g:a9oAAOSwLfRbO7Yc

Z Gauge 8 wheel motorized chassis ~£15.00 including postage.
(More than one seller listing these.)
Would take a cut down N gauge coach or bogie wagon to ghost power a tiny loco.
Or take a diesel body for modern times.

Would give an 18" industrial line in 4mm scale

~ 12" gauge in O: a fairground or park railway.

I've just bought a couple to make makeshift locos for my only two Z trains, whose power bogies kept giving trouble.
Trying to repair or replace the proper motor bogies was impossibly expensive.

This could be a cheap fix. If not, something narrow gauge may emerge.
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Re: BARGAINS!

Postby BuffyMcBuffer » Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:41 pm

Emettman wrote:Would give an 18" industrial line in 4mm scale


??? Could you elaborate on this more please what’s 18” Industrial line?

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Re: BARGAINS!

Postby Emettman » Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:19 pm

BuffyMcBuffer wrote:
Emettman wrote:Would give an 18" industrial line in 4mm scale


??? Could you elaborate on this more please what’s 18” Industrial line?


A large range of industries used narrow gauge lines for internal transport in a whole variety of gauges, from 12" up to 3' and larger.
18" gauge lines could be found at at waterworks, engineering firms and also at Railway works themselves, the largest being at Crewe

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_industrial_narrow-gauge_railways
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crewe_Works_Railway
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horwich_Works

https://www.google.co.uk/search?rlz=1C1GCEA_enGB790GB790&biw=1337&bih=601&tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=M2FHW9iZHIfVkwXr3IuYCg&q=18%22+gauge+railway&oq=18%22+gauge+railway&gs_l=img.12..0i8i30k1j0i24k1.5514.14010.0.16722.12.6.6.0.0.0.66.366.6.6.0....0...1c.1.64.img..0.12.394....0.6tVqJApetzQ#imgrc=7RNcdrGW7gXv9M:

Lots of different things!


Normally Z gauge power units are a lot more expensive than this item, which prompted ideas for it.

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Re: BARGAINS!

Postby BuffyMcBuffer » Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:33 pm

Emettman wrote:
BuffyMcBuffer wrote:
Emettman wrote:Would give an 18" industrial line in 4mm scale


??? Could you elaborate on this more please what’s 18” Industrial line?


A large range of industries used narrow gauge lines for internal transport in a whole variety of gauges, from 12" up to 3' and larger.
18" gauge lines could be found at at waterworks, engineering firms and also at Railway works themselves, the largest being at Crewe

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_industrial_narrow-gauge_railways
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crewe_Works_Railway
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horwich_Works

https://www.google.co.uk/search?rlz=1C1GCEA_enGB790GB790&biw=1337&bih=601&tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=M2FHW9iZHIfVkwXr3IuYCg&q=18%22+gauge+railway&oq=18%22+gauge+railway&gs_l=img.12..0i8i30k1j0i24k1.5514.14010.0.16722.12.6.6.0.0.0.66.366.6.6.0....0...1c.1.64.img..0.12.394....0.6tVqJApetzQ#imgrc=7RNcdrGW7gXv9M:

Lots of different things!


Normally Z gauge power units are a lot more expensive than this item, which prompted ideas for it.

Chris

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Ah I see cheers for clearing that up

Much appreciated

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Re: BARGAINS!

Postby TimberSurf » Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:48 pm

I am very tempted, if it were an 0-4-0, I could think of many uses, but as a Bo-Bo, it does not fit so easily. It would essentially have to be a diesel Bo-Bo narrow gauge. :? Can't think of anything other than a touristy 18" modern attraction. But that's just me and my layout. :)
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Re: BARGAINS!

Postby Emettman » Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:28 pm

TimberSurf wrote:I am very tempted, if it were an 0-4-0, I could think of many uses, but as a Bo-Bo, it does not fit so easily. It would essentially have to be a diesel Bo-Bo narrow gauge. :? Can't think of anything other than a touristy 18" modern attraction. But that's just me and my layout. :)


That's why I suggested "ghosting". It won't work on a shunting layout, but if the first coach or freight van or full ore wagon is Bo-Bo...
If you don't want to knock up some Z scale motion for the loco, it seems likely that it will need tramway side plates!

It's a quick and dirty (and cheap) approach if this is to work.

N scale bogie tram on metre gauge?

Stepping sideways, this is pure N:
Train with tiny non-powered loco, first coach having a 4 wheel power unit. £50 including postage.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Kato-10-500-2-Chibi-Steam-Loco-Coaches-NEW-Black/382515481085?hash=item590fb309fd:g:HCEAAOSwWEZaZ3G7

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Re: BARGAINS!

Postby Bufferstop » Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:35 pm

For N gauge mechanisms plazajapan always seems to have a good range of units from 4 wheel bogies and 0-4-0 steam locos to long wheelbase four wheel wagons/ coaches and B0-B0 in various lengths, and nothing I would call outrageously expensive. I motorised an H0 scale Austrian tramcar, on 9mm gauge for £15, using the chassis that goes under the N scale Thomas coach.
I have a plan one day to put some 3mm scale IOM tramcars on N scale B0-B0 chasies and do a cut down Laxey on a 3 X 2 block of Kingspan insulation.
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Re: BARGAINS!

Postby Emettman » Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:59 pm

I'll second that reference to Plaza Japan.
I've never had any trouble with payments or with deliveries, and their prices are usually very competitive, barring the occasional surprise bargain elsewhere (all observed from eBay.)

The Kato Bo-Bo power bogie is excellent, and is happy down to 4" radius.
It is designed for the N scale "B Shorty" range of bodies, sold as static items.

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Re: BARGAINS!

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Re: BARGAINS!

Postby Bigmet » Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:46 am

I have quite recently somewhat 'filled my boots' from that list, and a couple of their 'slightly damaged' s/h. Everything perfect, the 'slight damage' which their own very honest photographs showed proved to be a separate detail part from some other unknown model that had got wedged between bodyside and bogie and was released without any damage; and a loco body that is awkward to replace correctly on the mechanism, which I full well knew was not a problem.

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Re: BARGAINS!

Postby Mike Parkes » Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:13 pm

RailwayRobbo wrote:Hattons Bachmann OO gauge sale.

http://www.hattons.co.uk/stocklist/1000 ... 0&pageid=1


Seems to be a Bachmann clearance going on with offers available at other retailers, so it may pay to look around. For example the Standard 3 tank in BR Green 31-980 is £88.99 at Kernow compared to £99 at Hattons.

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Re: BARGAINS!

Postby Mike Parkes » Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:13 pm

10% off ebay puchases of £20 or more, max discount £50. Code PICKANY. Valid until 8pm tonight

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Re: BARGAINS!

Postby mkrob » Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:01 pm

Lidl have some good tools & diy accessories in this week and from next Thursday. The heat shrink tubing(£2.99) in stock this week could be use useful (for electrical insulation if you didn’t already know). They also have they crimping pliers/wire strippers(£7.99) + digital calliper(£9.99).

From Sunday19th ,various types of pliers are available for £2.49 each,plus other tools.



https://www.lidl.co.uk/en/Non-Food-Offe ... 747&week=1
https://www.lidl.co.uk/en/Non-Food-Offe ... leId=15145
https://www.lidl.co.uk/en/Non-Food-Offe ... leId=15154
https://www.lidl.co.uk/en/Non-Food-Offe ... leId=15156

https://www.lidl.co.uk/en/Non-Food-Offe ... 762&week=2
https://www.lidl.co.uk/en/Non-Food-Offe ... leId=15472


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