GWR Locomotive axles

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GWR Locomotive axles

Postby bordercollie » Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:15 am

I am about to order some wheel sets. I have to chooose between Plain or Indented axles. Were all GWR axles one type or the other or is it a matter of checking with photographs? Or to put another way did all of the Churchard locos forward have indented axles?

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Re: GWR Locomotive axles

Postby steamraiser » Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:56 am

Check photographs both historical and preserved.

Also get your hands on the Russell book of GWR locos.

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Re: GWR Locomotive axles

Postby Philip Hall » Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:19 pm

Beware there are many kinds of turning centres (indents). Ultrascale indents (for example) are quite pronounced, whereas on some engines they can almost look like pin pricks. Look at a Dukedog and you will find that it has a small centre deepened by a big chamfer on the edge.

I prefer to put in my own centres, but am fortunate to have the means to easily do this ie a lathe.


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