Bachmann Jinty conversion (AG Wheels)

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Bachmann Jinty conversion (AG Wheels)

Postby grovenor-2685 » Wed May 28, 2014 10:04 am

[Was a response to a wanted-ad for some ultrascale wheels (ed)]

Sorry, no, but I had no problem converting mine with AG wheels, and they are usually on very quick delivery.
Keith
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Re: Bachmann Jinty wheels

Postby steve howe » Thu May 29, 2014 4:54 pm

Thanks for that Keith, I had forgotten that AG does a conversion set, and looking on their website (which I haven't for some time) I was amazed at just how many conversion sets are now available! maybe I don't build enough locos!

BTW, on the AG data sheets, they mention use of the GW wheel press and quartering jig for setting up the axles, I have one of these and find it one of my best investments, but I thought it would only work with 1/8" axles, and the Bachmann replacements are 3mm?

I have queried this with AG but no response as yet.

Many thanks for you response,

Steve

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Re: Bachmann Jinty wheels

Postby HowardGWR » Thu May 29, 2014 5:59 pm

Steve, it works perfectly well with either (just dunnit with Pannier AG Bachmann wheels). HTH

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Re: Bachmann Jinty wheels

Postby steve howe » Thu May 29, 2014 6:24 pm

HowardGWR wrote:Steve, it works perfectly well with either (just dunnit with Pannier AG Bachmann wheels). HTH


Goodo! I'd better crack on then!
S

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Re: Bachmann Jinty wheels

Postby grovenor-2685 » Thu May 29, 2014 7:33 pm

The GW wheel press, I think can be adapted by reducing the end of the pins to 3mm, just enough to hold the wheel, but I have done my conversions just using the drill stand, for some reason I don't seem to get on well with the GW press, or the Hamblings one a bit deeper in my tool chest.
Jinty chassis.jpg

Jinty chassis with lead frame overlays fitted ready for the new wheelsets.
jinty-1.jpg

and the wheelset ready to fit, NB rods by Bill Bedford.
and in use!


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