Kit Built Chassis

Kit Built Chassis

Postby TTTerrific » Tue Jan 01, 2013 8:18 pm

Hey, does anyone know where I can procure a copy of Iain Rice's Kit Built Chassis? I understand that this is the "goto" text for anyone contemplating scratchbuilding a steam loco model in the smaller scales. I've done about as thorough a search as I can on the net. Some other of Mr. Rice's books have popped up, but not this one.

Are there any other authorative texts on this subject in the event I can't obtain a copy of Rice's work?
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Re: Kit Built Chassis

Postby dileTTante » Tue Jan 01, 2013 8:59 pm

Assuming this is the book you want, here are two sources and there are more.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Locomotive-kit- ... 1874103100

http://www.amazon.ca/Chassis-Constructi ... 1874103100
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Re: Kit Built Chassis

Postby TTTerrific » Tue Jan 01, 2013 9:30 pm

That's the one. Thanks, DiliTTante.
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Re: Kit Built Chassis

Postby railtwister » Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:12 am

Good Grief!!! If the prices for this booklet (and also the one by Mike Sharman <http://www.amazon.com/Flexichas-Build-Fully-Compensated-Chassis/dp/0860930726>) are any indication of demand, it's time for the publisher to do a reprint! Not having seen Ian Rice's book, I can't say, but the Flexichas book is only a few pages with a 2 staple binding, not something you'd think would command a price tag over $100!

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Re: Kit Built Chassis

Postby ConducTTor » Wed Jan 02, 2013 11:02 am

I'd look on ebay. $100 seems WAY too much.
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Re: Kit Built Chassis

Postby areibel » Wed Jan 02, 2013 1:30 pm

Yeah, I've seen that a lot- some of the used book places are absolute rip offs! Granted it probably wasn't a big edition, at 36 pages but once the "collectable" types get it look out! There is a copy on Alibris for $42, but it's in the UK so shipping would be up there too.
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Re: Kit Built Chassis

Postby TinGoat » Wed Jan 02, 2013 3:34 pm

Lots of good stuff on the interweb for compensated chassis.

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Another good source is Chassis for a Tyro (by Colin Binnie):
http://home.claranet.nl/users/summer/16mmngm/Articles_htms/ColinBinnie/TyroChassis.htm

Those two things could be a good place to cut your teeth as well as this article from Scalefour: The principles of model locomotive suspension - by Russ Elliott
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Re: Kit Built Chassis

Postby Richard-B » Wed Jan 02, 2013 8:38 pm

TTTerrific wrote:Hey, does anyone know where I can procure a copy of Iain Rice's Kit Built Chassis? I understand that this is the "goto" text for anyone contemplating scratchbuilding a steam loco model in the smaller scales.

Here in California... the Go-To source is International Hobbies up in Auburn.
http://www.interhobmodels.com/id22.html
The owner, DIck Gilman, usually has a good selection of the various Wild Swan books in his display at various model RR events...
and I've bought several Ian Rice titles from him. (but not the chassis one...)
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Re: Kit Built Chassis

Postby ConducTTor » Wed Jan 02, 2013 11:44 pm

Speaking of "various model RR events", I've gotten all of my books at such events. You can find stuff at decent prices.
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Re: Kit Built Chassis

Postby AstroGoat760 » Thu Jan 03, 2013 2:06 am

ConducTTor wrote:Speaking of "various model RR events", I've gotten all of my books at such events. You can find stuff at decent prices.


I have found a few at flea markets from time to time.
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