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    Default FWIW

    For what it's worth, I tried soldering wires to the Bachmann Northern chassis this past week-end and failed miserably. I'd go with the epoxy or AC. Sounds like an interesting, if not impressive, project is in the works!?!?!?
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    Default You're not going to be able


    You're not going to be able to solder the frame... the best bet would be a plastic metal (Devcon for example), or a regular epoxy type glue.


     

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    Default A further thought... it may

    A further thought... it may be easier to use a Decapod frame and adapt it, than add an axle.
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    Default You might want to try.......

    .....J-B Weld. It is found in most auto parts stores and in the 'big box' hardware/lumber stores.In any case you must be prepared for failure. Bonding alloys like that found in loco chassis is very difficult at best, and at best you will not get a strong bond. That would be OK for a static display, but if you intend to run the loco.....be wary.Moose"Anyone that doesn't know what soap tastes like,
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    Default J-B Weld

    I used to use J-B Weld some years ago when I use to build cars so I may have some in the shed somewhere, thanks for reminding me. This is not really a project, more of an experiment brought on by lack of funds and a long felt desire for an enormous steam engine. Those large articulateds are sadly out of my reach so I thought I might tinker with the two scrap northerns in my bits box and see what happens.Thanks for the input,Roger.

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    Default Roger, I love your


    Roger, I love your adventurous attitude [img]/modules/tinymce/tinymce/jscripts/tiny_mce/plugins/emotions/images/smiley-wink.gif[/img]


    This is the aspect of 'N' (any endeavour for that matter) that I really enjoy... make it work, from bits in the box.

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    Default adveturous attitude

    Thanks for your vote of confidence Bryan, I`ve spent most of my modelling life as a Military modeller (30 years as a treadhead), and have had to create the unobtainable from bits and pieces on a regular basis. Unfortunately I contracted rivet counters disease, and after that I was never satisfied with anything I made, always thinking I should have done it better. After a brief detour into the world of the wargamer I learned to play with what I made and not worry too much about the accuracy of it. Then along came N scale railroading and a whole new world of challenges. I quickly discovered that a freelance line would let me run pretty much what I liked and my lack of prototype knowledge didnt really matter. I like doing things "badly", it lends the sort of freedom that a rivet counter never has, and I run or modify my railroad as I see fit.Regards to all, Roger and the Dry Gulch railroad.

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    Default Quote:A further thought...

    A further thought... it may be easier to use a Decapod frame and adapt it, than add an axle.
    That will give smaller drivers. Depends what you want...

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    Default In part, that would be the


    In part, that would be the idea...


    Having smaller drivers, means they are (can be) closer together... if you have large drivers and subsequently a very long ridged wheelbase, you will have issues with anything but the largest of radius curves and t/o's... one of the reasons for articulated locos.

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    Default Decapod chassis

    I do have a Minitrix BR9F that I bought when I was into the British scene but it looks too small when compared to U.S. locos, it`s the impressive length of the articulateds I was after. I might be able to afford a bachmann 2-6-6-2 if I buy from the U.S., but all I read is negative reports about it, anyone got one that actually works ok?Regards, Roger.

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    Default About Extending Chassis ...

    <p style="font: normal normal normal 15px/normal Helvetica; color: #400080; margin: 0px"><span style="font-size: 13px" class="Apple-style-span"> In an earlier post some one asked or was talking about extending chassis.<span style="color: #408000" class="Apple-style-span">I hear that WABTEC/MPI,Railpower and possibly other rebuilders attempt to stretch chassis and shells(carbodies)at great lengths constantly to create new types of locomotives.<span style="color: #008080" class="Apple-style-span">As for I myself would use a thin piece of styrene the thickness of the bottom plate of the existing locomotive. </span><span style="font-size: 15px; color: #0058af" class="Apple-style-span"> </span></span></span><p style="font: normal normal normal 14px/normal Helvetica; color: #0058af; margin: 0px">And oh by the way speaking of extending a chassis have you or anyone here see the <span style="color: #6204c1">MAY 1989 issue of Model Railroader pages 85-91,</span>these show a Baldwin built 2-10-10-2. <p style="font: normal normal normal 15px/normal Helvetica; color: #0058af; margin: 0px"> <p style="font: normal normal normal 15px/normal Helvetica; color: #400080; margin: 0px"><span style="color: #408000" class="Apple-style-span"><span style="font-size: 13px" class="Apple-style-span"> Tom</span> </span>

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