U30b imaterialise

Re: U30b imaterialise

Postby TiTan downunder » Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:07 am

Thanks. Tillig is the only option these days. The MTB trucks were a LOT cheaper when they were available.
I could have used the BR 101 trucks which would have allowed cleaning out the area around the brake shoes, etc, for a better appearance, as it only has a frame section across the top however, this also reduces the glueable surface area meaning they are more likely to fall off with to much handling. As these are going to be painted black I figured it didn't matter that much. It's only when you take a photo and blow it up you see all the extra faults and cleaning up I missed.

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Re: U30b imaterialise

Postby RodTT » Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:52 am

Ian,
Will you be able to compile a list of components you used to make this complete assembly, and where you got them from or whether you made them yourself, so others (maybe me included) can make one?
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Re: U30b imaterialise

Postby TiTan downunder » Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:20 pm

Rod,

Yes, that's the plan. Just waiting until I've got a operational chassis that runs around my little layout without any problems.

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Re: U30b imaterialise

Postby TiTan downunder » Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:31 am

It's finally all go. Few steps backwards & some alterations to the original idea but, it works. Chassis / drive will never win any beauty contests but, IT WORKS and when the body's on and it goes, who cares.
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Re: U30b imaterialise

Postby TiTan downunder » Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:37 am

The observant will notice it's back to EMD sideframes. The Alco/GE sideframes on the BR215 trucks are a fraction too long and restrict the truck movement so it was back to the original BR 101 trucks with the Lionel sideframes.
Even then I've had to bevel the inside edges of the fuel tank ends to allow for smooth operation.
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I've put a very short video on youtube - https://youtu.be/sWn3mhtdZpU

This is running around my small layout. It is Kuehn track, running through the tightest radius and curved switches.
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Re: U30b imaterialise

Postby RodTT » Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:27 am

Brilliant, I want one!
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Re: U30b imaterialise

Postby ConducTTor » Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:29 am

That makes me smile :)


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Re: U30b imaterialise

Postby Bernd » Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:23 pm

Nice. Close to what I was working on back in 2015.

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Re: U30b imaterialise

Postby TiTan downunder » Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:57 pm

As promised, the list of parts -
The cheap Chinese motors;-
https://www.ebay.com/itm/10pcs-For-Mits ... SwkNtab~t4

Tillig parts;-

2 each 301430 & 301440 gear casing R & L ( these need to be modified )
2 only 301450 sideframe housing ( will need modifying )
2 each 202328 & 202329 pick-up wipers ( these could need shortening slightly )
4 only 323550 Z9 gear
8 only 323530 Z11 gear
4 only 307250 Z19 gear

Wheels - your choice
2 only 207200 geared axle WITH traction tyres
2 only 207210 geared axle no traction tyres
OR
4 x 207210 geared axles with NO tyres

2 only 200455 worm gear housing
2 only 303030 universal
2 only 321310 19mm kardan shaft

I will post photos of the mods necessary to the gear casings, etc.

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Re: U30b imaterialise

Postby TiTan downunder » Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:22 pm

Mods to Tillig parts;-
1/ Gear casings need to have the bottom protrusions cut off to give a flush finish along the base.
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2/ The sideframe / wheel retaining plate. Because the BR215 wheelsets are a smaller diameter that the BR101, the underside needs to be filed flat otherwise, it will catch or drag when going through the points / switches / turnouts.
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