Hi, I'm new to the forum and must admit to being completely ignorant of almost all things "train"
My aplogies if this is in the wrong forum,,,, but it's scratch building related so I thought this should be the place - please move if this is not the case.
I am in the process of scratch building a Pullman carriage and have run into a road block as I cannot find the information I need to make the bogies. The information may well be out there but my lack of knowledge of things and terms train related may be causing me to miss them.
To the point... I am scratch building a Pullman carriage in 1/32 scale, and the bogies are proving troublesome for me. I found some good photo's on-line and some other reference material which allowed me to do the side frames in CAD and scale to 1/32
This is the particular bogie style I am attempting to make
I believe the bogies are Gresley 8'6" <= I assume the 8'6" is in reference to the wheel centers ?
The information I am looking for is:
What is the width of the bogie ? (from the outer face to outer face of the side frames)
What wheel diameters are used ? (I have seen reference to 3'6" and 3'7")
When wheel diameter is referenced I assume this is the diameter of the tire that sits on the rail, and not the flanged part - is that true ?
Any help would be appreciated and I am sure I will have a thousand other questions as my build progresses
Edited by hendie, 26 March 2016 - 12:23 .