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  1. Hi Gazbo.

    Ignore my last message. There is a fault on the chassis that is not repairable unless you have a donor chassis. The inner part of the right hand side slide bar is missing. It will cause no end of trouble unless your old chassis's one is intact and can be used on this chassis. That on top of the warped wheel inners does not make it such a good buy.

    Sorry to get your hopes up.

     

    Ged

     

  2. Cheers guys. I'm thinking now - I'm going to look out for a replacement chassis in working order. just had another look at this one, and as I re-fitted it all together,(So as not to lose the chassis to body screws etc , it all fell apart (screws fall straight out of the drivers, losing the motion etc). All attempts to rebuild securely fails miserably. Wasted a day just trying to make it stay in one piece. So..... if I can find a decent, non-Hong-Kong Bachmann unit.....£££ So she's parked for now, back in the loco drawer. Back together-ish - as long as no-one touches it ! Thanks for all the advice. Gaz.
  3. Thankyou cypherman. I think this may well be a frankenstein setup though. There are definitely 2 pins, and 4 screws, whereby the screws were supposed to be into the forward and rearward wheels, and the pins into the centre set. not sure how, but it looks like they "Mis-arranged the wheels, and they fitted pins to threaded holes, and then ended up with screws, that wouldn't go into the remaining pinholes.Does that make sense? but they are definitely screws, as the remainder of the threads are still present. Not really bothered about that now though, as long as I can get a replacement set of wheels, axles and whatever is required to affix the link rods to them (Preferably in the right order ! haha). I'll have a look at the links you provided. Many thanks. Gaz.
  4. Hi Guys. Firstly may I apologise for the longevity in replying. Now have a replacement laptop.(as is the case with half the country, Money is/has been tight !) So thanks all (Belatedly) for the great replies. I fully understand the advice around - putting it down to experience. Yes, I could just park it in a siding, but My layout does not have one, it's a (once completed)near scale of the section of line which passed our area, until closure in the 70s. It's 2.5 m in length, single track, with DIY auto reverse delay timers installed. works a treat. A. this loco was My main Birthday Present, (I chose it - she paid - so my fault I suppose) she's heartbroken that it was a duff runner, and she's typically lost the receipt. B. the rest though is a mint and beautiful model. C. I love tinkering, and have so far re-motored/repaired, re-airbrushed all my father's kindly donated old Hornby/Triang stuff, back to recon condition. Am really pleased with those. I'm more than capable of repairing, so long as I get the right parts, and it is worthwhile for me, as none of the loco's we own run full time. I rotate them, to keep them all mobile and maintained,(That's half the enjoyment for me). I'm on an extremely tight budget now, and would prefer to fix this otherwise lovely machine. it's more a case of - if I already own it, then it ought to work properly, or it will forever burn a hole in my soul ! Square axle thing sounds the right way to go. just stripped and measured the shafts etc. wheel stubs are (average) 5.01mm dia o/d. nylon axles are 3.82mm o/d. axle boxes are plus 5mm I/D. base plate states as "Bachmann HONG KONG" (see photos.) looks like a split chassis to me, but I'm not an authority. If I can - I need suitable 6 wheelset, with axles, and definitely - the screws to mount the con-rods to the wheels, as mine are stripped and presently locktighted-into also stripped threads in the wheels. (stripped by the previous savage, after replacing the wheels in the wrong order !) if the gentleman at Redgate is still listening, and may have something suitable - Please let me know. Thanks again all
  5. Brand new (Joined Yesterday - don't know where I'm going on here, so patince please guys, and thanks for the accept.) Bachmann split chassis BR class 4 Driving wheels. I bought a mint looking, boxed, and second hand class 4. I've had it for a good while now, in storage,and apart from an initial motor test, and aware of it needing some work, it remained unused, but once I actually got round to some proper testing,I found the quartering was off by around 30 degrees, and three of the plastic centres were, as usual, coned out,catching the rods. I've since discovered this seems to be the norm with that particular range. So she was badly limping. During wheel removal for curing the usual plastic insert problems,I've discovered 3 or 4 destroyed motion mounting threads within the driving wheels. It looks like the previous owner had had a go, replaced the axles in the wrong order, then forced the screws where they shouldn't fit, and it also looks like he's glued some of the others into badly sloppy holes. Otherwise she's fine !!! haha. The bodged screws weren't at all obvious until strip down. I'd assumed it was simply a bad attempt at quartering(The wheels do twist quite easily in the hollow axles anyway) and once the plastic hubs were repaired, I thought she would be easily rectified. Due to the other issues, I now need a replacement driving wheel set, and probably 4 new "motion to wheelset" mounting screws.Problem is - where to get a set from.Can't seem to find any. Peter's Spares only appear to have wheels on stock for the Non-Split Chassis versions. Any Ideas guys? Thanks in Advance.
  6. Bachmann split chassis BR class 4 Driving wheels. Bought this mint looking, boxed, and second hand. had it for a good while now, in storge,ie not used, but once I got to testing, quartering was off by around 30 degrees, and three of the plastic centres were coned out,catching the rods, as is the norm with these. so she was badly limping. During wheel removal for curing the usual plastic insert problems,I've discovered destroyed motion mounting threads. It looks like the previous owner has replaced the axles in the wrong order, then forced the screws where they shouldn't fit, and it also looks like he's glued some of the others into badly sloppy holes. Otherwise she's fine !!!

    It wasn't at all obvious until stripdown. I'd assumed bad quartering(The wheels twist in the hollow axles anyway) and once the plastic hubs were repaired she would be easily rectified. I now need a replacement driving wheel set, and probably new motion to wheelset mounting screws.Problem is -  where to get a set from.Can't seem to find any. Ideas guys?

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