Category Archives: chassis

Roco vs Hunslet revival

It’s another of those projects that has spent longer in the bits box than on the workbench, but as my OO9 pipeline dries up (i.e. I’ve now done all the easy ones) I’ve started to look again at the union … Continue reading

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Running repairs to the blog

With some trepidation, I’ve upgraded the blog’s template to Blogger’s new ‘layouts’ format and hopefully everything is still working right. The main reason for doing this was the new ‘blog list’ feature which tracks all the other blogs I link … Continue reading

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…then two turn up at once

Continuing with “Unofficial Outside Frame Chassis Week” it was announced at the N Gauge Society AGM at the weekend that Graham Farish will be releasing an all-new class 08 model with… outside frames. This replaces the previous generation version which … Continue reading

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Outside frame development

This is version 2 of the outside frame patterns for Blanche. It’s turning out to be a bit of a trial and error operation to get everything lined up and in the right place but I’m still reasonably confident this … Continue reading

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Ricket Rescue, or Bullant in a Blanche

Since returning to railway modelling a couple of years ago I’ve been trying (albeit not very hard!) to work out the best way of giving my old 009 model of the Penhryn/Ffestiniog loco Blanche prototypical outside frames. The original build … Continue reading

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