Parkside wagons Improved reliability after coupling changes

Share it with your friends Like

Thanks! Share it with your friends!


Back over 4 years ago when I started making wagon kits I wasn’t aware of the Parkside (Now Peco) PA34 mounting blocks. I made up both a plate and trestle wagon,. On these I made up from plasticard a mounting that would accept the dovetail on standard Bachmann narrow tension-lock couplings. The trouble was that I didn’t get a good enough ride height, and lost the flexibility found in the NEM pockets. The result was unreliable running with frequent derailments, something I have since learnt how to avoid by careful modification of the PA34 mountings.
Last evening I decided to cut away the old home made fittings and replace with my now reliable versions. Here in a train that has only 2 RTR items, all the rest kit made. and behaving well. One trestle wagon is missing as the chassis is not flat, distorted over years of heat soaking in the loft. I have now fixed the derailing problem by changing the wheel sets for Hornby that have a somewhat deeper flange, just enough to cure the problem.

We recommend this site to visit Hornby Railways



Write a comment


*********COMPENSATION DISCLOSURE******** Unless otherwise expressly stated, you should assume that the links contained on this site may be affiliate links and the author will earn commission if you click on them and buy the product / service mentioned in this post. We recommend this site to visit Hornby Railways

Many Thanks For Visiting Our Video Blog. ***** Share The Love!