PIKO diesels/electrics regaugable to 10.5mm?

PIKO diesels/electrics regaugable to 10.5mm?

Postby scaro » Thu Apr 07, 2011 6:58 pm

hi

just a query out of left field as something occurred to me ... can the piko diesels be easily regauged to 10.5mm gauge, or HOn3? is there enough slack between the truck frame and back of the wheel to do it?

sounds a silly question, but if they can it would be kinda interesting.

ben
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Re: PIKO diesels/electrics regaugable to 10.5mm?

Postby Richard-B » Fri Apr 08, 2011 3:02 pm

scaro wrote:hi
can the piko diesels be easily regauged to 10.5mm gauge, or HOn3? is there enough slack between the truck frame and back of the wheel to do it?
ben


It's going to be tight...
On the Piko Taurus I have in hand, the gearbox is 8.4mm (0.330)... and the wheelset back-to-back is 10.3mm (0.405)

This means there is 1.9mm to play with, and you need to take out 1.5mm for 10.5mm gauge.

I haven't disassembled the trucks to know if re-guaging is simple, or if the axles are shouldered or otherwise constrained.

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Re: PIKO diesels/electrics regaugable to 10.5mm?

Postby scaro » Fri Apr 08, 2011 8:00 pm

thanks richard. interesting, looks like potential (with a bit of material moved from the truck gear case maybe.) i think the axles are delrin and can be trimmed.
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