Err, not quite correct, the rolling stock kits (Kitmaster
coaches/wagons, Dapol wagons) can be built as working models if one
drills out the axle box to take brass bearings and pin-point wheel
set. The BR 16t mineral wagon is still one of the best models around
Yes, and by modern RTR standards extremely crude, needing a lot of
work to even bring them close! Saying that, IIRC the Battle of
Britain class used to be a favourite for motorising years ago, due no
doubt to the original Tri-ang model being so poor...
I've got a Kitmaster L.M.S Garratt sitting on my display shelf which I
sometimes put onto my layout and push it around with another loco. All the
wheels go round, with much squeaking, and the motion moves, but I wouldn't
like to put it over too many sets of points.
The dapol deltic kit can be fitted to a lima deltic chassis quite easily,
you just need to file down the fuel tanks so it sits straight.
I understand that the lima 37 bogies are better in terms of scale, but I
don't know how well the 37 underframe would fit to the kit or whether lima
37 bogies can be fitted to a deltic chassis.
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