Samhongsa GWR Pannier - conversion to P4/S4

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newport_rod
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Samhongsa GWR Pannier - conversion to P4/S4

Postby newport_rod » Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:14 am

Prompted by a member of NAGNAG I exhumed from my attic a Samhongsa GWR OO Pannier, which I bought in 1981 for the huge sum of £69 thinking that it would appreciate and I would be able to spent my retirement in clover. However, since the real value of the little beasties is less now then when I bought it and that it is still a reasonable model I'm considering the possibility of converting it to S4. Has anybody had any experience of converting them to P4/S4 and be able to pass on any tips?
Rod

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Re: Samhongsa GWR Pannier - conversion to P4/S4

Postby David Bigcheeseplant » Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:41 am

I have Samhongsa 97XX it has sprung wheelsets I just wonder if the existing frames can be widened for P4 as I think it is screwed together.

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Re: Samhongsa GWR Pannier - conversion to P4/S4

Postby newport_rod » Sat Mar 25, 2017 7:07 pm

David, i've looked at mine and the spacers are soldered to the frames but it wouldn't in itself be an insurmountable task to replace them with wider ones of course.

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Re: Samhongsa GWR Pannier - conversion to P4/S4

Postby Philip Hall » Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:19 pm

As it's sprung, and assuming axle sizes are something 'normal' I would be inclined to leave the chassis alone, and simply cosmetically widen it as is often done with a modern RTR job. Possibly the brake gear could be unsoldered and fitted to new spacers.

Philip


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