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Articulated bogies.

Mike

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Posted: Mon 10th Jun 2013, 7:47pm
Articulated bogies.

Have any member built articulated bogies. I have a 5 foot bogie coach and would like to double the length but to save on weight and cost of bogies.
 

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Narrowgauge7.25

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Posted: Tue 11th Jun 2013, 7:02am

Try Colin Edmondson his contact details are available in the address book
Martyn
 

colinedmondson

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Posted: Fri 14th Jun 2013, 4:02pm

Thanks Martyn.
My first design is in use at High Legh, and the ones shown here https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10200797142024361.1073741830.1037489202&type=1
are for Andy Comley. It is a bit more than just adding an extra pivot hole, the bogie ideally needs to be able to twist a bit to allow the coaches to rock from side to side independently, otherwise the whole train acts as one unit and can fight cant changes such as transition from straight track to a curve with super-elevation. Alternatively the coaches themselves can be arranged to twist slightly, easier with open stock.
Thanks Martyn.
My first design is in use at High Legh, and the ones shown here https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10200797142024361.1073741830.1037489202&type=1
are for Andy Comley. It is a bit more than just adding an extra pivot hole, the bogie ideally needs to be able to twist a bit to allow the coaches to rock from side to side independently, otherwise the whole train acts as one unit and can fight cant changes such as transition from straight track to a curve with super-elevation. Alternatively the coaches themselves can be arranged to twist slightly, easier with open stock.
 
 
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