Penlowry

Chronicling the development of my 5-gauge 4mm scale model railway with a few off-topic insights thrown in for free

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Ok, having got the childish joke out of the way at the beginning we can carry on talking about bogies. 

Having acquired the battery loco card kit I needed a chassis for it. I spent some time looking at proprietary bogies and came to the conclusion that I could buy a set for a battery loco from Radley’s models but given this was supposed to be a cheapy modelling exercise even the cost of £8 a pair was too much. 

In my bits box I had a mainline LMS corridor coach. This has bogies I thought I could make to represent the plate bogies of the battery locos sufficiently for the scene I was creating. 

The pictures show the hacking I did. Next will be to fit a set of beams and shoes (which I have in my bits box from an aborted project where I bought the detailing pack for the Hornby cl466. 

The final article won’t be totally accurate but this is all about having an interesting moving scene not about rivet counting. 

Before

Before (r) and after (l)

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Author: Chris H

Now in my fourth decade, I am a rolling stock engineer and have worked in many different locations including a 7 year spell in Sydney, Australia, where I arrived with a suitcase and left with a wife and a son. I am now based back in my home county of Yorkshire where I juggle full time work, being a Dad, and trying to fit in railway modelling and visits to volunteer on the Ffestiniog Railway. In addition to my heavily railway themed life, I am interested in rugby, cricket, reading crime novels, falconry, and medieval re-enactments.

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