Thursday, January 22, 2015
Railcar is go!
If NuCast made a GWR Railcar today, this is what the power unit would look like.
OK, maybe not exactly like this but more this then a DS10 that it's supposed to be fitted with.
The can Mashima came via a packing error with another kit. As it happened, I had a suitable motor to fix the problem and that left me with this one. The gearbox is a mystery but those are Romford gears in there with a 40:1 ratio.
Worst job was filing the hole in the frames to make it wide enough for the gearbox to slip in. I was terrified that the whitemetal lump would twist but I think I've got away with it.
Anyway, the power unit mow moves under it's own steam, so I can get serious with the waggly bits.