Second hand Austrains T Class

 
  comtrain Chief Commissioner

Location: Near Albury Wodonga
Just a warning!
Picked up an Austrains T Class second hand. Got some pictures, even saw a video of it running. When I got it, I could not DC test it and the lead bogie was locked tight.
Seems I was shafted as this bogie obviously was not on the one in the video.
Ok nothing I can do, however the gearbox tower is riveted and not able to take it apart. The wheels are ok and I fitted white gears in place of the burnt out ones. However the melt inside the truck is not repairable.

Of course I have done my money, instead of paying top dollar for a little used model, I have ended up with spare parts..

That is unless one of you kind folk has a spare Austrains bogie (my side frames are ok). Can anybody help, please?
Cheers
Rod
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  DJPeters Deputy Commissioner

I have never heard of modern type bogies being rivetted together unless the previous owner did it most modern stuff and Austrains I would class as this usually have clip together or screwed together bogies so the previous owner may have screwed you more than you think. It could well be a Austrains body on another brand or even homemade bogies from the sounds of that. Even old Athearn Blue Box models did not have rivetted together bogies on them.
  comtrain Chief Commissioner

Location: Near Albury Wodonga
I have never heard of modern type bogies being rivetted together unless the previous owner did it most modern stuff and Austrains I would class as this usually have clip together or screwed together bogies so the previous owner may have screwed you more than you think. It could well be a Austrains body on another brand or even homemade bogies from the sounds of that. Even old Athearn Blue Box models did not have rivetted together bogies on them.
DJPeters
Just hit it with a hammer in the vice                       and I assure you its permanently joined together. If not rivets, i guess its the best glue I have seen. Pity I cannot put pictures up on Railpage. My normal picture site is no longer free.
  Captainchoochoo61 Locomotive Fireman

Have you discussed this matter with the seller?  What was the answer?
  lkernan Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
I've just finished narrow gauging one of these and the only thing close to rivets are holding the pickups onto the sides.
They don't stop you undoing the screws and separating the two halves though.

Just a thought, maybe the two halves have melted together a bit, use a thin screwdriver or similar to pry them apart.

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