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Help required compensating a slaters NE hopper.

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I've recently built a slaters NE wooden body hopper in EM & I've had issues getting it to sit true. 

 

If I'm honest I hate building plastic wagon kits I can never get them to sit with all wheels on the track & think they would suit a bit of compensation or a springing unit so they will sit true on the rails.

 

There must be some way of doing it as the P4 lads have no other option. Is there a specific unit on the market to compensate or spring them as I cant seem to find anything. 

 

Cheers 

 

Simon

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Not sure if the 4mm model is the same, but in 7mm I only fix the W iron on one side only leaving diagonally opposed corners to "float".

This allows me to assess it on a piece of glass and pack the "free" corners with 5 thou plastikard as necessary before fixing.

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There are a selection of compensation units on the dart castings site here:

https://www.dartcastings.co.uk/mjt.php#SuspensionSystems-WagonCompensationUnits

 

Bill bedford spriging units can be found here.

https://eileensemporium.com/index.php?option=com_hikashop&ctrl=category&task=listing&cid=4041&name=bill-bedford&Itemid=439

 

Edited by Paul Cram
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16 minutes ago, Paul Cram said:

Tried bot of these Paul but due to the way the slaters kit is designed you cannot put a flat compensation unit in. Slaters do a 7mm springing unit that's 4 individual w irons you glue in, I'd hoped they might have done the same in 4mm but they haven't.

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