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Hi all! It's time that I stopped just watching the action on here and finally posted something. Almost inevitably it's a request for information that I start with. I've taken a notion to try building one of the Valve Design E Class ,shunters  from Shapeways and was wondering what motor bogie to use. I found one thread on here which suggested using a BullAnt from the Hollywood Foundry, but unfortunately they shut up shop last June and supplies seem to have dried up. Can any of ye please tell me what alternatives are out there.

I've quite a few years experience as a modeller ,but am endowed with only moderate skills and words like 'Brass' and 'Solder' induce a cold sweat.

Cheers in advance

,Joe

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Hi @LM186

Tenshodo motor bogie also known as the 'Spud', Branchlines in the UK have the best price on them

Eoin

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1 hour ago, murrayec said:

Hi @LM186

Tenshodo motor bogie also known as the 'Spud', Branchlines in the UK have the best price on them

Eoin

Thanks Eoin, I presume I'd have to fashion some kind of wee chassis to carry the dummy axle?

 

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2 hours ago, LM186 said:

Thanks Eoin, I presume I'd have to fashion some kind of wee chassis to carry the dummy axle?

 

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Yes that would be correct, if you build a lateral beam with brass channel like the Bull-Ant type you can then hang the Spud and the third axle frame from it.

Eoin

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It might be possible to find a donor motor/chassis that you can 'drop' the body onto. The axles are asymmetric on the Es so most likely you won't find an exact match, but it might be possible to move an unpowered middle axle fairly easily. I know this E/421 is in bad shape but the chassis is seen pretty well apart from the bases of the wheels themselves

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Body work still looks better than the wife.....And as for the chassis...

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39 minutes ago, spudfan said:

Body work still looks better than the wife.....And as for the chassis...

Are you able to control her sound at all?   PIMP

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I am afraid to ask. After years of "searching" I have not found anything that serves that purpose.

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