FS and BS Bogies

 
  MarkKent Beginner

What bogies were used ?? I'm doing HO scale layout but my powerline FS.  Bought off ebay came with two different bogies. I know what they look like but don't know the numbers/letters. I plan on buying white metal , so if you know where to get them Smile.

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  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
Originally the FS & BS had 2AJ bogies, by 1950 they'd all been rebuilt into 2AN bogies. Brass, whitemetal & plastic versions available from various hobby shops.
  drover Chief Train Controller

Location: where caseyjones isn't
Also some BS and FS had 2BS bogie's that ar kits do
  a6et Minister for Railways

What bogies were used ?? I'm doing HO scale layout but my powerline FS.  Bought off ebay came with two different bogies. I know what they look like but don't know the numbers/letters. I plan on buying white metal , so if you know where to get them Smile.
MarkKent

Is there anything wrong with the PL bogies?

The reason I ask is that I know of a fair few modellers who actually replace the bogies supplied in HUB/RUB cars with the PL versions as they are quite ok & better than the ones in the kits.
A bit of research will show that there were different bogies under them throughout their lives & as drover has suggested the 2BS were fitted later in life. While I cannot think of the codes either, in earlier times the bogies they were fitted with 2 AN types which were friction bearing, while the similar rebuilt 2 AJ with Roller Bearings were also fitted to the carriages as well & both of these bogies looked similar to the other.

I no longer have any of the PL carriages but I found nothing wrong with them as far as running was concerned, certainly replacing the original pizza cutter deep flanges was essential, for aesthetic purposes only.  The bogies however IIRC if original were correct types for the cars anyway.

A while back I was given some early models that had white metal bogies supplied with them but no wheels, when trying to fit wheels to a couple of them the frames snapped off as they are quite rigid, modern castings may be better but something to consider in any purchase.
  a6et Minister for Railways

Original 2AJ bogies were rebuilt to resemble the 2AN, but retained the 2AJ code to distinguish internal differences (mostly brake rigging I'm told). From a modellers' perspective the 2AJ and 2AN can be considered the same - externally they look identical. But note there are a number of variants of both bogie types - plain and roller bearing, as well as changes to the frame (to remedy defects). All available 2AN models appear to have the earlier type side frames (with angled top) and I think most have plain bearings.



Very few FS/BS cars were fitted with 2BS bogies late in their life, and not very many cars had 2AN's for that matter. The vast majority retained 2AJ's and the bogies are not directly interchangeable, well, not without altering the braking characteristics of the carriage... but for modellers 2AN's look correct.
NSWRcars

My response was based on info in Volume 2 of the coaching stock book.  The same/similar bogies were also used under HUB/RUB as well as other cars as well.

As you say though, the 2AN would be more than suitable for the PL cars.
  David Peters Dr Beeching

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I would avoid whitemetal bogies though as over time the whitemetal can get very brittle and while it might not collapse or something in service the first time you work on the wheels or something and need to remove the wheels it most certainly will snap off. Whitemetal is alright, but I have never considered it appropriate for things like bogies.

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