Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Again a kit that was made in my usual way, first the body was made and painted/ lettered and roof fitted.
Then the chassis was attached after assembling the pin point bearings and the spring mouldings onto the side mouldings. This I find aids drilling holes for the brake gear. It allows the brake levers to have a short piece of brass wire to be fitted which gives a better mechanical join to the V hanger.
When the first side attached has hardened, the wheel sets are popped in before the adhesive on the second side has cured.
The holes for the buffers are opened out with a drill bit in the pin vice. The buffers are secured with a spot of Superglue.