The axleboxes were made from solid brass - here marked out, centered in the 4-jaw and center drilled.

After boring the hole for the needle bearing, I milled the grooves so that the axle boxes will fit into and slide in the pedestals. I believe I made well over a pound of chips making the 8 axle boxes...

The frame with axles and bearings at this stage (seen from the underside - front bogie not yet attached):

This is my suspension method: Two double (inside each other) springs and a foam rubber block (cut from an old, thick mouse pad!) between the axle box and frame. This yields easily at first, but gets harder as the rubber is compressed. I believe this will ensure a smooth ride, eventually...

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