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Old 14-11-17, 05:57 PM   #321
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Slightly OT, is that a Niphan plug to the right of the box in first pic.?, I haven't seen or used one of those since my time in the foundry in the 70's.
Stuart.
Class 47 Locomotive charging connector, also used on Class 08 shunters and Mk3 rolling stock.

LPA-Niphan are both customers and suppliers to us.

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Parts turning up for the trolley, M30 X 200 bolts and washers, these are used as the main front axle pivot and are welded into the axle. Only one per trolley, but I have four new trolley chassis in store in addition to the one we are building for the Petter.

M24 bolts and nuts/washers, these are used as the main hold-down bolts for the engine, and will run inside the 30mm tubing.

40mm hydraulic tubing, 5mm wall. This is cut up into sections and welded into the engine trolley cross-member to provide a bushing for the M30 bolt to run in. It is thick enough to drill and tap for a grease nipple.

30mm hydraulic tubing, 3mm wall. This is cut into sections and welded into the engine support pieces and acts as anti-crush spacers. The M24 bolts run through these.

In both cases, the precision hydraulic tube is perfect for the job and only needs cutting and facing to length before being welded in place.

15mm aluminium blocks, 100X100mm these go between the fixed axle and the trolley frame to help compensate for the two 8mm steel discs used for the steering turntable at the other end.

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