Test Run for Bogie Box Van

When I test ran the bogie box van it was too top heavy, and wobbled from side to side a little too much for my liking.

As the floor is a simple push fit it is easy to add weight to the interior of the van. At first I put a large rectangle of lead between the bogies and this worked quite well but made the van rather heavy.

Then I tried two smaller pieces of lead positioned immediately above the bogies. This gives really nice running.

Here’s a little video of the unpainted van on Thomas and Sons.

OK, it’s not a hollywood action movie… but I really enjoy running stock slowly back and forth on this layout 🙂

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