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Ferrobus WIP 08 | by Hod Carrier
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Ferrobus WIP 08

Now that I'm happy with the performance of the chassis it's time to do a little building. I was able to grab a few minutes before work today to make a start.

 

The first part to be completed is the front bogie. It took a few goes to come up with a design that was narrow enough but still had the correct look, but this one not only looks the best but actually uses the fewest parts. Win!!

 

I've also attempted to represent the leaf springs inside the wheel arches. When these buses were converted to rail use it appears that the Bolivians simply ripped out the front axle and steering and fitted a small bogie directly onto the leaf springs where the road axle had been. This leaves a huge gap on the real Ferrobuses which I have been unable to replicate.

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Taken on October 17, 2018