Gauge 3 Running Gear

These components are from our range of kits and will help the scratch-builder.

 

Our running gear consists of laser cut steel W irons, dummy whitemetal leaf springs, working coil springs, cast brass axleboxes, etched brass keeper plates and 14BA screws and nuts, together with Slaters wheels. We have at least ten types of W iron, 3 types of keeper plate, etc. Any combination is £35 per set. All parts are also available separately:

To order please input the number of each item required and click on "Order now" at the foot of the page.
Axle boxes
Part Nº Component Material Price
AB1 LNWR 7ton grease axlebox (Photo) Cast brass £12.00 per four
AB2 LNWR 10ton grease axlebox (Photo) Cast brass £12.00 per four
AB5 LNWR 10ton oil axlebox (flat front) (Photo) Cast brass £12.00 per four
AB3 Ellis patent grease (square) wagon axlebox (Photo) Cast brass £12.00 per four
AB4 P.O. wagon 115 pattern oil axlebox (Photo) Cast brass £12.00 per four
AB10 GWR oil "turret" axlebox (Photo) Cast brass £12.00 per four
AB8 LBSC oil axlebox (Photo) Cast brass £12.00 per four
AB6 GNR grease axlebox (Photo) Cast brass £12.00 per four
AB9 Attocks grease axlebox (e.g. L&Y) (Photo) Cast brass £12.00 per four
AB14 Midland Railway oil axlebox Cast brass £12.00 per four
AB13 LNWR bulbous oil axlebox Cast brass £12.00 per four
AB12 LSWR Panter axlebox Cast brass £12.00 per four
AB7 LNWR carriage axleboxes (incompatible with wagon components) Cast brass £18.00 per six
AB11 GER grease axleboxes Cast brass £12.00 per four
AB16 RCH 1923 axleboxes (incompatible with pre-1923 components) Cast brass £12.00 per four
AB17 GCR oil axleboxes (dummy) Cast whitemetal £5.00 per four
AB18 GNR oil axleboxes (dummy) Cast whitemetal £5.00 per four
AB20 LBSC 1869 grease axleboxes Cast brass £12.00 per four

 

Dummy leaf springs
Part Nº Component Material Price
  3ft 6in leaf spring, early type 12 leaves Cast whitemetal £5.00 per four
  3ft 6in leaf spring, late type 8 leaves Cast whitemetal £5.00 per four
  3ft 6in leaf spring for steel solebars Cast whitemetal £5.00 per four
SP13 4ft 6in leaf spring with shackles Cast whitemetal £5.00 per four
SP3 7ft leaf springs Cast brass Cast whitemetal £20.00 per six
SP14 3ft 6in RCH 1923 spring (incompatible with pre-1923 components) Cast whitemetal £5.00 per four

 

W irons

These are all laser cut steel and of four basic designs:

Part Nº Component Material Price

Type 1) These have separate W irons which need to be soft-soldered to a crossmember (supplied), to which they locate with slots and tabs, or screwed through the solebars for which purpose holes are provided. Types available are:

RG24 Midland small W irons Laser cut steel £6.00 per wagon
RG25 Midland large W irons Laser cut steel £6.00 per wagon
RG48 RCH 1923 W irons (incompatible with pre-1923 components) Laser cut steel £5.00 per wagon

Type 2) Ready-folded units supplied in pairs, bent into a U shape with no soldering required. Types available are:

RG7 RCH 1907 standard W irons Laser cut steel £6.00 per wagon
RG10 similar, but deeper, for larger oil axleboxes Laser cut steel £6.00 per wagon

Type 3) We supply some types as a pair for one side of a wagon, including the V hanger. These need to be soft-soldered with the same crossmember used in type 1, but then produce a simple and square 4-wheeled sub-frame.

RG61 8ft 6in wheelbase W irons (NBR Jubilee) Laser cut steel £6.00 per set
RG23 9ft wheelbase W irons (GER, GWR etc) Laser cut steel £6.00 per set
RG42 9ft 3in wheelbase W irons (LBSC open) Laser cut steel £6.00 per set
RG3 9ft 6in wheelbase W irons (GNR van) Laser cut steel £6.00 per set
RG4 9ft 6in wheelbase W irons (GNR brake double V) Laser cut steel £6.00 per set
RG29 9ft 9in wheelbase W irons (LBSC van) Laser cut steel £6.00 per set
RG32 10ft 6in wheelbase W irons (LSWR) Laser cut steel £6.00 per set
RG33 11ft wheelbase W irons (LSWR) Laser cut steel £6.00 per set
RG34 5ft + 5ft wheelbase W irons (LNWR brakevan) Laser cut steel £6.00 per set

Type 4) Miscellaneous:

RG8 Keeper plates straight Etched brass £1.50 per set
RG9 Keeper plated curved Etched brass £1.50 per set
RG21 Keeper plates dropped Etched brass £1.50 per set
RG11 Assembly jig for 9ft wheelbase Laser cut steel £1.50 per pair
RG15 Small coil springs for axleboxes Stainless steel £3.00 per four
RG16 14BA screws and nuts for keeps Brass £5.00 per eight
RG15 Small coil springs for axleboxes Etched brass £5.00 per four
RG30 Bump stops Etched brass 50p per four
RG55 Ball races 1/4in x 3/8in x 1/8in   £6.00 per four

 

Set of running gear
  Component Material Price
Set of running gear: W irons, real and dummy springs, axleboxes of your choice, wheels etc. £35.00
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