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Tmd/ssm mgwr "e" / gsr j26 / cie 551 0-6-0t

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I'd dread getting to your age, GSR...! :-bd

I'd say you passed it before the UTA became NIR!

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It seems 552 had a high coping on its bunker( it was a regular on the T&C)

 

There are photos of 552 in that condition, working the Kilmessan-Athboy branch.

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There are photos of 552 in that condition, working the Kilmessan-Athboy branch.

 

I'm building my one as 552, i used cut down pieces of the garden shed sides for the higher coping and scrap brass for the back. I better get back to building it..

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I'm building my one as 552, i used cut down pieces of the garden shed sides for the higher coping and scrap brass for the back. I better get back to building it..

 

Are you going 21mm gauge as well?

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Are you going 21mm gauge as well?

 

No Mate, not at this stage anyway. Might venture into it in the future, but at the moment I just don't have the skill(or patience!)

If I ever do, you will be the first to be notified!

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I've elected to use the nickel silver frames, but they're not exactly friendly for what I have in mind...

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I've elected to use the nickel silver frames, but they're not exactly friendly for what I have in mind...

 

I didn't know what the spacer bars were until it was too late, so I went through a lot more hardship than I needed too. Are you using compensation? They wouldn't be easy for that.

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I'm thinking of taking the chassis apart, and buying the Poppy's wood tech jig and building it around that.

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I didn't know what the spacer bars were until it was too late, so I went through a lot more hardship than I needed too. Are you using compensation? They wouldn't be easy for that.

 

I want to use Continuous Spring Beam suspension, which is meant to allow all axles to float, and is the same system that I'm using on the "S" class. The J26 frames have to be modified for this.

 

Here are some examples

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I want to use Continuous Spring Beam suspension, which is meant to allow all axles to float, and is the same system that I'm using on the "S" class. The J26 frames have to be modified for this.

 

Here are some examples

Wouldn't the brass chassis be better for that?

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Wouldn't the brass chassis be better for that?

 

Yes and no.

 

Yes, because the hornways are the right size.

 

No, because the frame outline isn't quite as good as on the nickel silver frames.

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