How to attach bogies to 7 wide carriages
Posted 12 September 2009 - 04:13 AM
I've been stumped by a problem for the last few days. I want to build some seven wide carriages but I cant think how to attach the bogie plates to the carriage floor since the pin and hole would end up aligned with a row of studs. I'm sure this must be a known problem and has solutions so a link to photos would be very helpful to me.
Posted 12 September 2009 - 05:38 AM
I have never tried before, but I would think that using the standard pin bogie top is a bad move. Instead I would have a go at using these parts to make the bogies swivel and to centre them on the car base I would use these parts in the same way as many 5-wide cars are made.
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Posted 12 September 2009 - 05:54 AM
Posted 12 September 2009 - 01:16 PM
use one of these it gives you the offset you need and its strong
Posted 13 September 2009 - 02:11 AM
Another way is to make a 4-wide base and use brackets to hold 2 x plates + a tile on the lower levels. You can then sit a 7-wide shell on top of that which will be pretty much the same size. This will be stronger and lighter but needs a bit of time to get used to and only works for certain prototypes.
Edited by gambort, 13 September 2009 - 02:24 AM.
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