STEPHEN JOHNSON MODELS 2AA BOGIES part 2

After the axle bearings, and soldering the side frames, ends and bolster in place is next making sure that all is square and true. Fitting a wheel set does help and assembling on a small mirror helps. Then test run the bogies on a piece of track so that it’s all nice and flat making sure the wheel sets do not crab and stay straight. As I will not be using the compensation arrangement because none of my 4 wheel or bogey stock is compensated I will be removing the 10ba nut and bolt and soldering that side of the bolster to the side frame. As an extra precaution it is best to solder a fillet along the bend seams in the etches. That’s it for now, next the side frame detail and brake shoes. I will  get back to the J3 building after this little diversion.

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Retired 69 year old model railway enthusiast.Likes, NSWGR LNER railways.Music, Mozart Beethoven, Elgar, Beatles, Rolling Stones,Miles Davis and many more.
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2 Responses to STEPHEN JOHNSON MODELS 2AA BOGIES part 2

  1. Hi Peter. How is the compensation arrangement intended to work? Once the four corners are pinned and soldered, I don’t see how the bolster has anywhere to go, anyway. I must be missing something.
    Cheers,
    Lindsay

  2. BURROWA says:

    Hi Lindsay.
    I understand that it is possible to compensate these bogies but as a rule I don’t use compensated bogies because I have always maintained that even given the fact I use hand built code 55 rail I find normal/rigid bogies always work ok on 4 wheel wagons and bogie goods & passenger stock. However each to his own.Good luck with your project. Regards Peter

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