Tuesday, July 05, 2011
Pullman-Etched Brass Kit
The chassis comes in an etch with the main floor, which have wings which fold up to hold the body square. The solebars are folded up and added to the floor, I use a strip of hardwood with square edges to fold and to hold for soldering . The underside is
seen here with the screws holding the body in place.Next is to find the centre of the chassis in order to find the position for the bogies. Helpfully the side to side centre is already marked aiding positioning. Once these are marked and drilled the truss bars can be folded down and a fillet of solder added for strength and keep them in place. The roof will be a challenge as the ends are domed and the vestibule has a different radius.