Pink Panther


The next stage for the railcar has been to fit the bogies. The chassis I’m using is the Kato 11-105 “shorty” which, as the name suggests, is short, far too short in fact.

However it is a simple matter to pull the trailer bogie from the Kato chassis, leaving the motor bogie intact.

The plastic chassis for the railcar had the bogie positions marked out (the centres to line up with the road wheel arches) and drilled.

I printed a copy of the Kato chassis diagram which is readily available on the web, drawing in the bogie centre point. The drill was then run through this, then through the chassis, with a bit of UHU to stick the paper template onto the plastic.

I then had a guide to cut out the hole for the chassis block. I did this using my usual method of using a mill drill. I…

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