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Offline Poor Skeleton  
#1 Posted : 21 February 2021 21:41:19(UTC)
Poor Skeleton

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Hi,

I'm dabbling with 3D printing locomotive bodies and having had some success with the Rokuhan "Shorty" powered chassis I'm turning my attention to some matching coaches. However the unpowered "Shorty" chassis are nearly as expensive as the powered and I resent paying £15-20 for what amounts to two bogies/trucks.

I'd be glad of any suggestions for compatible bogies/trucks (i.e. with the "Rapido" style coupler) that are a little more economical.

All the best


Chris
Offline Zme  
#2 Posted : 23 February 2021 02:24:16(UTC)
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Hello

This is a tuff one to say the least. I am not aware of an alternative, let alone an economical one.

I will keep my eyes out for something I could suggest, but have nothing to offer you now.

Have you already searched Shapeway? Maybe you could get some ideas to do it yourself.

Take good care.


Dwight
Offline Zme  
#3 Posted : 23 February 2021 05:44:57(UTC)
Zme

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Hi. Is this a possibility? It is Marklin but . . .

https://www.ebay.de/itm/...1ca55:g:lGcAAOSwjDBgMrLt

Take good care.

Dwight
Offline Carim  
#4 Posted : 23 February 2021 10:32:20(UTC)
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Have you tried Micro-Trains? Their trucks are in $6-8 range.

Carim
Offline Poor Skeleton  
#5 Posted : 25 February 2021 20:27:22(UTC)
Poor Skeleton

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Thanks for the suggestions - Microtrains look like a good bet, though I've not found any in the UK so far and I'm currently a bit apprehensive about buying internationally owing to current shipping problems into the UK.

Cheers


Chris
Offline Zme  
#6 Posted : 25 February 2021 20:47:35(UTC)
Zme

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I likely don't really understand exactly what you are looking for, but what is this?

https://www.ebay.com/itm...7aa89:g:XvYAAOSwUvpgNzEg

Hope you find what you need.

Dwight
Offline Poor Skeleton  
#7 Posted : 25 February 2021 21:24:39(UTC)
Poor Skeleton

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Originally Posted by: Zme Go to Quoted Post
I likely don't really understand exactly what you are looking for, but what is this?

https://www.ebay.com/itm...7aa89:g:XvYAAOSwUvpgNzEg

Hope you find what you need.

Dwight


That is just the sort of thing I'm after - I just don't like the price! I'm afraid it's very hard to please a cheapskate!

Cheers


Chris
Offline Carim  
#8 Posted : 26 February 2021 11:21:14(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Poor Skeleton Go to Quoted Post
Microtrains look like a good bet, though I've not found any in the UK


Have you tried "Mech Models"? They seem to have have Micro-Trains stuff (www.mech-models.com) but you may have to phone them as their website is not great.

Carim
Offline Poor Skeleton  
#9 Posted : 26 February 2021 21:29:57(UTC)
Poor Skeleton

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Originally Posted by: Carim Go to Quoted Post


Have you tried "Mech Models"? They seem to have have Micro-Trains stuff (www.mech-models.com) but you may have to phone them as their website is not great.

Carim


Thanks, Carim, I'll take a look.

Cheers


Chris
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