Monday, October 01, 2012
Worsley Works M7
Nickle silver is so much easier to clean up than brass- just a few passes of a glass fibre brush left the metal nice and clean.
The thin frame sides were soldered in place using half etched guide lines on the underside of the footplate- just so you don't get it the wrong way up-Don't ask!
Then the bufferbeams were attached -again with a wipe of solder aided with a smear of flux-Fluxite in this case. The whole lot was cleaned with Shiny Sinks and thoroughly dried ready for the next session. The footplate was attacked with a sharp knife to remove the area of metal in front of the cab to aid the chassis and motor to fit-the rough edges can be seen.