3mm Society, Railway

Chassis for an E4

you may recall that sometime ago I mentioned that I was given a body/chassis for a 3mm scale London & Brighton E4. After a bit of head scratching I decided to dispense with the chassis and use the chassis from the scratch aid E4 from Worsley Works. I had to shorten the chassis a bit to fit the body and before folding drop the 1/8th bearings in (no reamer required thanks Allen) and solder. I used a Branchlines 39:1 SL gearbox which fitted between the frames. I have mounted the motor in the vertical due to the straight frames and not making a cut out, yes the motor will show in the cab but a good crew should hid that. Rods on after reaming , wheels quartered and gear slackened off and low and behold it works. Now the glue bit and tighten the fear wheel to see if my luck holds. Here are the pics.

   
   

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E4 started

I was lucky enough at the Ally Pally exhibition this year to be given the body and chassis for an SR E4 (Birch Grove on the Bluebell) through MRC member Alan Blackburn who had scratch built the loco for 13.5 gauge in 3mm scale. Funnily enough I had thought of doing a 13.5 layout for the 50th but thought better of it and stuck with 14.2. For the defunct 13.5 project I had brought a scratch aid kit from Worsley Works of an E4 to build and thought ah ha could have a quick loco here for my new layout Wimhurst (more of another time). So out with the Worsley chassis fold up and Branchlines slim line gear and we are on our way.

   
 

So watch this space.