Thursday, January 15, 2015

Mystery Pug chassis

Pug Mechanism 1

Back in the 1960s, there were several companies producing kits to make the static Kitmaster and Airfix model railway plastic kits move.

In my collection, I have this little mechanism part fitted to an Airfix Pug. Bought second hand, there are no instructions or other way of identifying it. I don't think it's likely to be scratchbuilt as the Mazak bits underneath are cast. The con rods also look like they are stamped rather than fettled from metal too. Nothing is provided for the cylinder rods by the way, I assume you use the plastic parts for this.

So, I throw the question out to the crowd, who made this mechanism?

Pug Mechanism 2

5 comments:

James Finister said...

One of these? http://www.kitmaster.org.uk/PerfectaKits.htm

Phil Parker said...

Perfecta had beenmy first thought but the motor is too long and fitted the wrong way around than shown in the photos.

Maybe I have a rare kit that competed with Perfecta.

James Finister said...

Wilro Simplas? http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/68859-very-unusual-hornby-dublo-replacement-motor/

Phil Parker said...

Looks good to me. Wheels and rods are right and from what I can see of the chassis on mine, it matches the RMWeb photos.

Well spotted!

A Nony Mouse said...

Hi Phil

I have just acquired a chassis to fit Kitmaster Airfix Evening Star kit and like you have no idea of who made the chassis no instructions. As yours it is professionally made and even fitted with Romford wheels and axles.