Mainline Pannier Tanks

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  1. Dave Marson

    Dave Marson Full Member

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    Hi guys, need a bit of help with a Pannier tank locomotive.I have been told that the quartering is out on it.How can i fix it ?
     
  2. 60019Bittern

    60019Bittern Full Member

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    There's nothing much you can do except change the chassis. It was a regular thing with Mainline chassis. The plastic centre of the axles breaks down and the wheels slip out of quartering. Sometimes you can requarter them but it won't last long. The earlier Bachmann's had the same problem. The only real fix is to build a new chassis (Perserverance do one) which is a pity as the body is excellent. It isn't even a quick wheel fix as the loco has a split chassis. The Collett 0-6-0's were the same.
     
  3. Dave Marson

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    I guessed as much, i will have to look out for a new chassis for it then.

    Thanks so much :thumbs:
     
  4. paul_l

    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    Hi Dave

    Try Peters Spares, they do replacement axels and wheels, may be worth a call

    http://www.petersspares.com/peters-spares-ps28-mainline-replacement-axle-set-03-pannier-66xx.ir

    Paul
     
  5. Dave Marson

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    Nice one Paul :thumbup::thumbup:
     
  6. paul_l

    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    Reading the side bar on that link there are two versions, so probably worth a call to them to verify which version you have.
    If your going down the DCC route, then you may have a few issues doing the conversion, here is a link to RMweb for the J39 conversion, but most of it will apply.

    http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php/topic/897-bachmann-j39-split-chassis/

    Paul
     

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