Chassis kit for Oxford Rail Janus 0-6-0 diesel shunter.

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Chassis kit for Oxford Rail Janus 0-6-0 diesel shunter.

Postby steamraiser » Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:55 am

During a rare quiet five minutes at Scaleforum I was chatting with my partner in crime Richard Lane at his lighting demo when Mike Edge came by and pointed at Richard's Oxford Rail Janus saying "I now do a chassis kit for that engine".

Here is Mikes flyer on the said chassis kit.

Janus S4 chassis.jpg


Although he is demonstrating at Warley the rules prevent him from making any sales, however he may be able to hand over a brown paper package if already paid for.

Gordon A

PS £1.50 postage for mail order.
PPS The builders plates should read Yorkshire and BTH (Not AEI) plates.
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Re: Chassis kit for Oxford Rail Janus 0-6-0 diesel shunter.

Postby Enigma » Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:35 pm

Interesting. I have been told that Januses (Jani?) can be obtained for under £50 if you shop around. A 7mm narrow gauge modeller could well take the chassis from you for a good price so the whole loco could be quite economical.

I won't go into the errors on the Oxford body moulding that were pointed out to me over the weekend by someone who has intimate knowledge of the class.....................................

(He drives them)

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Re: Chassis kit for Oxford Rail Janus 0-6-0 diesel shunter.

Postby steamraiser » Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:55 pm

Hattons in their sale are offering the BP Janus in pale blue for £49 plus £4 P&P.

There is thread on RMW for the Janus, however another thread with intimate pictures and constructive observations would be welcome.

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Re: Chassis kit for Oxford Rail Janus 0-6-0 diesel shunter.

Postby Hardwicke » Fri Nov 23, 2018 12:09 am

I'll look up my pictures of Scunthorpe. TATA had a ban on any photo's taken outside the AFRPS site, but TATA don't own the site now....
Builder of Forge Mill Sidings, Kirkcliffe Coking Plant, Swanage and Heaby. Still trying to "Keep the Balance".

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Re: Chassis kit for Oxford Rail Janus 0-6-0 diesel shunter.

Postby steamraiser » Sat Nov 24, 2018 3:43 pm

Here is a couple of pictures I took of a Janus at Foxfield this year.

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Unfortunately I know nothing about the history of this loco.
The Foxfield website does not give any historical information.

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Re: Chassis kit for Oxford Rail Janus 0-6-0 diesel shunter.

Postby Mark Tatlow » Sat Nov 24, 2018 4:33 pm

A couple from Scunnie from last year.

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Re: Chassis kit for Oxford Rail Janus 0-6-0 diesel shunter.

Postby Noel » Sat Nov 24, 2018 5:54 pm

steamraiser wrote:Unfortunately I know nothing about the history of this loco.The Foxfield website does not give any historical information.


The Industrial Diesel RPG is marginally more informative https://idrpg.co.uk/projects.php
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Re: Chassis kit for Oxford Rail Janus 0-6-0 diesel shunter.

Postby Enigma » Sat Nov 24, 2018 5:59 pm

I've a nagging suspicion that the Foxfield Janus is not absolutely typical of the whole class - but I could (as usual) be wrong?

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Re: Chassis kit for Oxford Rail Janus 0-6-0 diesel shunter.

Postby steamraiser » Sat Nov 24, 2018 6:20 pm

Thanks Noel.

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Re: Chassis kit for Oxford Rail Janus 0-6-0 diesel shunter.

Postby steamraiser » Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:52 am

Having received my chassis kit from ME here is a picture if the etch.
At a glance this is what you get for your money

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The kit is designed with EM and P4 spacers.
If you wish to build a 00 version the S4 spacers [*]are 1/2 etched for the narrower gauge.
Correction my S4 spacers are not 1/2 etched for 00, but there is nothing to stop them being reduced in width.

The chassis can be built rigid or beam compensated with all axles moving.
There are 1/2 etched cut-outs around the axles to accommodate High Level horn guides.

The wheels recommended are Gibson 4844P 3ft 8 inch 12 spoke.

The builders plates in the plastic bag on the left are £3.00 extra.


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