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The Pentewan Railway in Cornwall was possibly unique in having three* gauges in its lifetime. Christopher Hawkins built the original rai...

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

More Standard Gauge Progress

Enough standard gauge track has been built to give the prairie chassis a run - probably about 14' in all.

More photos here: Progress on the PLR

The chassis was loaded up to near final weight (about 1.4kg)  so it would sit correctly on the CSB suspension. I had a lot of problems with the pony trucks but a revision of the springing eventually sorted that out. It is being tested with DC and is now running very sweetly. I am considering what DCC chip to use in the completed build - it will be sound of course.

It derailed rather too often on one curve but a continuous check rail seems to to have solved that. I am now working on completing the hidden track and the loading dock loop.

More photos here:  GWR 2-6-2 No. 5519

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