Official 3 axle truck motor units!

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Jmyrick
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Official 3 axle truck motor units!

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Great news! That will open up some more posibilities.
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Whoot! Can't wait to buy one! Or...I mean two!

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Who's going to start the list of locos that can be modelled once this hits the shelves??? :D :D :D
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I would love an E8 train. It looks like a perfect chance for Jesse to make a version of a "longer" from his standard F3 unit.

Or I could wait till these are released and I'll go and grab one to get the dimensions.

Also, I hope they would release 3-axis trucks/bogie for a "dummy" version.

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If you compare the pic with one with standard 2-axle bogies, the chassis itself appears identical, and the bogie pivot appears to be off-centre between the first and second axles. So (conjecture here) it looks like the new bogies are simple drop-in replacements for the 2-axle type. Well, as easy as it ever is with those pesky springs!

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I agree with your thoughts, Martin.

We''ll need to wait to see if the bogies come ready attached to a power unit...or whether they are made available as a retro upgrade to any existing unit. Or perhaps both.....
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does look like it's a standard chassis unit with new bogies added on... can't quite decide if it's a 19m or 21m unit...

so with a bit of luck they'll be available as spares to upgrade existing chassis... return of the twangy spring game... :)

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You mean like this? I made this last year some time..http://www.shapeways.com/model/292793/e ... erialId=61

Not sure how it will fit on the new chassis, but looks promising!

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Yes jesse! Yes! I'll wait till you get one of those 3 Axle engine to make changes or it might be good as is!

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YEEAH HAVE MERCY!!!!!! I want some NOW

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Hi Gang,
saw this at the Warley show last weekend along with a Virgin livery HST set .
chassis allows for class 37, 47,50,56,59,66 approx not sure if bogies change but look like they should.

A very promising new product. On show were some sloping end freight vehicles that with just a lick of filler to block in body side frames would make a good looking hopper wagon as used by Freightliner or GBRF , perhaps not long enough for HHA by DBS but it would still look the part..

hopefully this will generate a leap in interest and modelling in T , Bring it on !!

regards all
Robert

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All very encouraging.

Wagons like these are just what we need to model long unit trains of identical wagons, which is surely where a scale like T can excel. Not sure what the pulling power of the locos is like currently, but I guess we will find out when people start trying to operate long trains!

Hopefully these will not be too long before we can buy them. I have some designs for rolling stock (currently US, but with British also in developement) but as my progress is leisurely to say the least it would be a lot easier to buy r-t-r to fill the long layout that I have planned.
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Hi gang,
Any update on these chassis units? I was hoping to do a EWS 66 and a VT HST, mind you a cross country one would be better!
cheers
Robert

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