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BOGIES (all sold in pairs for 1 vehicle)
Each type includes 4 side frames, 2 stretchers, 2 bolsters and screws for attaching the bogie to the bolster. Wheels & bearings are not included. The sideframes will need about 3mm packing between the frames and the stretcher if they are to be used on 45mm track.
NOTE: bogie mouldings have been altered to enable the use of our CA13 bearings. Brandbright bearings can still be used if the locating hole is enlarged.
Pictures do not show the bolster (which is square with 4 fixing holes). Bogies are usually moulded in medium grey polystyrene.
As fitted to most L & B bogie wagons. Requires 24mm wheels & bearings to complete. Note that the frame spacing is reduced by 6mm to avoid clearance problems & to allow the stretchers to be used for other bogies. (L & B bogies were wider than usual for 2ft. gauge)
Smaller wheelbase bogies as fitted to wagon No.28312 (as drawn by Mike King). Requires wheels & bearings as for NB1. Can also be made up without bearings. Smaller wheels could be fitted to make a pair of 4 wheel wagons, or even used for a bogie diesel loco.
As fitted to Victoria Railways Narrow Gauge stock. Similar bogies were fitted to the Leek & Manifold open wagons and transporters. See SMT No.66 November '93. Requires wheels & bearings as NB1. Can also be made up without bearings.
Distinctive bogies as fitted to L & B coaches. Requires 24mm wheels and CA13 bearings to complete. The axleboxes have working plastic springs. (Will take 2kg. per bogie)
Channel framed bogie with tie-bar. Also suitable for wagon underframes. 20mm diameter wheels required
AXLEGUARDS (All types are in packs of four)
As used on various Talyllyn Railway wagons. From drawings/ photos in Sept 1965 Model Railway News. Pin or glue in place. For 2mm axles.
NA2 "Record" Skip Wagon Axleguards £1.50
As fitted to tipper wagons. From a drawing in Model Railway News p306 1961. Can be fitted direct to plastic solebars, or to a rectangle of plasticard & pinned to wooden ones. They could also be drilled through for inside bearings. For 2mm axles.
Based on axleguards fitted to W & L wagons. Plastic bearings aresupplied.
Separate springs & axleboxes give a degree of springing to the axles. With some extra work, the springs could fitted behind the "W" irons, an arrangement which was sometimes used on narrow gauge stock.
"Inside sprung" type based on those fitted to the Sandy River (US) railcars converted from road vehicles.
Picture shows axleguard fitted to a railcar.
See NA20 for radiator and NA29/30 for radiator & cowcatcher
Set of four as fitted to Simplex 8/12h.p. locos. Includes brackets for skid bars.
Could also be used for small wagons.
Axleboxes plus springs, chain tensioners & small flanged "boss"
Baseplate is approx. 21mm wide x 19mm high.
Set of four axleboxes: curved front axlebox with coil springs (dummy)
"W" iron is approx. 14·5mm wide x 16mm high (to top of springs).
See also NA10, NA28 and NA31 for other GVT coach fittings.
Axleboxes and springs –
as fitted to plate-framed locos. Approx. 34mm wide over the spring hangers
Could also be used as dummy axleguards on outside framed locos.
"Unsprung" axleguards – as fitted to a number of Glyn Valley open wagons.
Approx. 22mm high, and 10·5mm from lower edge of the solebar the the centre of the axlehole.
Suitable for 20-24mm wheels.
Brakeshoes & Hangers for four shoe brakegear - use two sets for 8 shoe type. Based on Welshpool & Llanfair type - 24 - 30mm wheels.
Two mouldings each with 2 shoes & push rods as fitted to GVT coaches (non-working). For 5ft. 6in.wheelbase (88mm) and 24 – 26mm wheels. Picture shows centre bar still attached to moulding. N.B. - these are identical mouldings which are not reversible.
WAGON & COACH WHEELS (four, without axles – 2mm dia. required)
NW1, NW2 15mm Disc & NW9 Spoked wheels are no longer available.
Used on slate wagons etc.
Can be used with NB2 bogies for making 4-wheel wagons.
CA11 Pack of 10 AXLES £1.00
Plated steel, 75mm long, 2mm dia.
WAGON / COACH WHEELS (four, without axles – 4mm dia. required)
LOCO WHEELS (without axles)
Set of six wheels. 2mm axles required.
Four driving and two pony wheels. 1/8" axles required for driving wheels and 2mm axles for the pony truck wheels