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Frank Davies

    Hi Stuart,

    I would have to agree with the P4 boys you’ve spoken to that models fitted with springs appear to glide through any point work with a very satisfying clickety click as compared to the more clunky sound of a compensated chassis.  Getting the balance right when building a CSB sprung model from scratch is relatively easy because you can play around with the ballast before finally installing it, but with the ROD the ballast was already a done deal so when I realised how far off level it was the only choice was to divide the springs front to back.
    Next time you build an 0-6-0 I’d recommend you give CSB a go if you already use compensation.