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PARKSIDE SPRUNG WAGON HORNBLOCKS


N15class

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I have been attacking a few plastic wagons as I have been stuck at the appartment. I was half way through a Parksibe brake van and thought it ought to be compensated, but could see no easy way around it. Then I thought I like Haywoods spring system could I incorporate this into the Parkside kit.

 

Well here is to receipe.

Drill the top of the axle box and the bottom of the spring to clear a Slaters hornblock spring. I found that drilling holes to leave only 0.5mm to be compressed seems to work well.

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Then assemble the parts as per instructions but traping the spring within.

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It seems to work well on the brake van. I am trying it on a covered wagon now. This time I am drilling the axle box down to the bearing hole. This leaves about half a mill or so sticking out which is enough and there is not the worry of lining two holes up. Spring will still be trapped.

 

I will need to find some more springs now I will get more from Slaters, but would like to try some softer ones like some sprung buffers.

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To spring my wagons, I have used both Bill Bedfords system (from Eileen's) and Slater's system.  Bill's uses spring wire and Slater's uses coil springs.

 

I haven't sprung all of mine.  My layout is short and speeds are not high.

 

John

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