Gauge 1 CPR Express Reefer of the '40's...

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Well, I bit the bullet and carried on till I finished the brake gear...........................well, ONE side, anyhow....

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Now got the air/vacuum receivers to do on the other side, finish off the airlines to the front and rear of the car and connect them up and then that will be the underneath done, more of less.....

In case anybody is wondering what the rest of it looks like, here 'tis...

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Having REAL problems with wheels now. Either too big or too small by 2mm.................grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
 
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Looking good, tac :clap:

Unfortunately, wheels are a perennial problem in this gauge - the standard measurement of a firkin often applies, two firkin big or two firkin small :shake::shake::shake:
 
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Having REAL problems with wheels now. Either too big or too small by 2mm.................grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
So use the might of the Forum...
What size/style are you after?
 
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Good idea!!! Plain discs 29mm over treads......as fine flanges as possible...
 
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Good idea!!! Plain discs 29mm over treads......as fine flanges as possible...
There could be some lurking somewhere - I think USAT used 29mm and somebody made lookalikes - I have a set on my combine - I changed them from the standard 31.5mm to reduce the overall height a tad - 1.25mm to be precise :nerd::nerd:
 
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Good idea!!! Plain discs 29mm over treads......as fine flanges as possible...
I'll have a look in the garage later tac. Pity you didn't make it to Bressingham as I had bags of loose and odd wheels for sale - they all went.
 
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Tac I have some Accucraft wheel sets, just measured the wheel 30.05 mm and flange 39.05, photos in this thread when I asked for identification.
 
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Tac I have some Accucraft wheel sets, just measured the wheel 30.05 mm and flange 39.05, photos in this thread when I asked for identification.

JimmyB - many thanks for that, but I have some of these already - owning lots of Accucraft 16mm rolling stock, as I'm sure you know, you end up with two wheelsets for each. Although quite fine, they do NOT like Code 180 track points, and that's what we have on our layout, as well as the main running track as well.

So thank you again.
 
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JimmyB - many thanks for that, but I have some of these already - owning lots of Accucraft 16mm rolling stock, as I'm sure you know, you end up with two wheelsets for each. Although quite fine, they do NOY like Code 180 track points, and that's what we have on our layout, as well as the main running track as well.

So thank you again.
Tac, that's okay, worth asking just in case :)
 
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Found these tac - but I'm guessing you need four axles. Can't remember where they came from or what they were on, but I will have a further search this evening in case I have more. I also have a box of gauge 1 bits at my mother's house, but it will be a couple of days before I can get to them. These are insulated and take standard 3mm axles. I haven't got my micrometer to hand but they would appear to be a touch under 30mm diameter (about 34mm overall) with a 2mm flange.
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Whoo, they look VERY good! Can you do a measurement form me?

TIA
 
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Now that`s a great looking car,excellent detail and brilliant build,just awesome.:clap::clap::clap:
 
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It has been a joint effort - the plans AND the ultra-rare GOLD-coloured decals were obtained from a fellow G1-er in Canada, and the paint sample from yet another, also in Canada. He uses an old Hyundai colour from the 80's - simply called 'dark red', on his Gauge 1 commercially-produced passenger cars. As we've seen many times on this forum, the world-wide interest spread of people who want to help is just amazing.
 
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Any update on the wheels you were looking for as you seemed to have problem there?
 
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Yup, can't find the right diameter anywhere. Getting them from a well-known G1 supplier mean turning down raw castings.......around £80 for the blanks before I start the machining.
 
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Great you have found some and as they say." if a job is worth doing,it`s worth doing well".May I say again a cracking build:cool::cool: