M29C Weasel Bogies

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Pasturepilot1
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M29C Weasel Bogies

Post by Pasturepilot1 » Sun Sep 29, 2019 7:03 pm

I kept hearing ringing and clatter like loose grousers or something loose. I found that the bogies which are split and have a bell shape collects trash especially gravel and small rocks which rattle and ring when rolling. I suspect they are made like that to prevent trapping water which could freeze and cause problems. It seems like there is a better way. Thought of filling them with foam. Does anyone have a suggestion?

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Re: M29C Weasel Bogies

Post by mfrance » Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:37 pm

Welcome to the specific distinctive noise the weasel gives off when rolling.....

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Re: M29C Weasel Bogies

Post by D.R.H. » Mon Sep 30, 2019 12:46 am

Pasturepilot, I was thinking the very same thing this past weekend. The bogie wheels on my 1st. Weasel were full of small stones, not very quiet at all. I had it in my mind to use gap filling foam to fill the guide wheel, cut off what oozes out then run a bead of black Dow Corning 795 construction sealant to hide and seal the foam from water. I have some spare bogie wheels and I just may experiment on one of them. If it works, this will means rolling along WITHOUT that irritating clanging sound!! :D
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