This etched nickel-silver chassis kit is a direct replacement for Hornby’s J52 mechanism. It can be built for 00, EM or P4, and can accommodate compensation or springing if required. Only minor modification is required to the Hornby body moulding to accept this chassis. The kit improves the appearance of the Hornby model by giving frames of the correct outline, with brake gear and other detail. It also allows the use of high-quality motors and transmission components to produce a superior performance to the Hornby original, with more power, better response (especially at low speed) and additional pickups.
As a direct replacement for the Hornby mechanism, this chassis incorporates the same deviations from the true prototype wheelbase as the Hornby original. To convert the Hornby J52 into an accurate scale model, we offer a scale chassis, MT106S.