Tuesday, April 29, 2014

In the post

An interesting package today from a shop in Japan.
First up a Bo-Bo chassis. I had been interested to see what the inside of this unit looked like. The bogie wheelbase is 14mm and the distance between the bogie centers is 27.5. Wheel diameter is 5.5mm. No idea what I'll do with it yet, but I'm sure something will present itself.

Next up is a bit more left field. I have been looking at the trams and buses for a while, and when I discovered that you didn't actually need to buy the track sets, I thought 'why not'. Its designed to follow a steel guide wire under the road surface (1-2mm thick from initial tests).

It runs on 2 button batteries and can be stopped and slowed by magnets.
This could be quite interesting on a small layout.
The size doesn't hit home until placed next to the Cb.

I was very surprised when I opened the package.


Anonymous said...

The bus is huge compared to the locomotive. Will it go on the same layout as the bush tramway or a different one?

Motorised Dandruff said...

No, the loco is tiny and yes they are intended to run on the same layout.

Peter Bryant said...

I'm picturing a 3d printed Road Services Bedford Coach sitting on the chassis running a loop around a typical nz 50's suburb!