4001: LOCOMOTIVE HORNBLOCK (DETAILED 1/8INCH)

A choice of detailed or basic Locomotive Hornblock designs is offered for use with chassis built using the Flexichas principle devised by Mike Sharman. Further details of this method of construction can be found in Mike Sharman's book 'Flexichas – A Way to Build Fully Compensated Locomotive Chassis’. Both designs feature a bespoke brass square bearing which is positively located by the hornguide with no thin brass edge to wear away. They will fit any standard 6mm wide hornblock cut-out which extends 4mm above the normal axle centre line on the chassis mainframe. Bearings are provided sufficient for three axles but the etch carries enough guides for four.

Detailed Option
Comprises: etched fret, 4 square bearings, 2 top hat bearings and 12 14BA retaining screws.
This unique design of locomotive hornblock combines the better characteristics of existing Flexichas and sprung systems featuring:
• Basis in actual prototype, fully detailed with strengthening ribs etc.
• Retaining straps are screw fitted so that bearings can be removed from the chassis.
• All bearings, including those carrying the fixed axle, can be removed from the chassis.
Additional square bearings are available MJT 4005

(OO Gauge / 4mm Scale)

Price: £10.00


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