Tuesday, June 22, 2010

This shows some of the parts for the fully able to be modelled brake gear.

This is showing the tender with some parts - like the tender front just placed on - the folded up tender outside frames.

This view is looking into the coal space showing the curver sandboxes at the front of the tender. Filler caps fit over the holes in the top part yet to be added.

This shows a general view of most of the parts of the tender. Bottom left are the side overlays and the angle iron joining strip to go at the top under the footplate. Tender top toolbox parts are shown but there will also be two other options - one at the rear on the footplate and two on the front of the footplate by the handrails.

And this is a close up of parts for the tender chassis. Fixed, compensated or CSB is catered for without cutting but the usual 6 x 4 mm cutouts can also be done.

I have a lot to play about with and am learning to use my lathe and milling machine to produce parts for masters for casting but I may be asking people to help with this for a reduction in price of the kit or a free one! Any offers as it will take me ages at the rate I am able to work at these things!

More in a few days once my eye has settled and I can get back to my workbench!

This picture shows the parts separated and shows the slot that slips over the centre axle. There are other parts to be added to this but, having had a bit more time in hospital today checking my right eye is okay, I am finding it hard to see much tonight so this is as far as the loco chassis is going to get for a couple of days!

Monday, June 21, 2010

These three pictures show what I have managed so far - been far too busy on other things unfortunately!
This is the inside motion that I'm trying to get sorted to just fit over centre axle. One shows the parts on the etch, one shows the parts loosley put together with some of the slidebars etc and the other shows the parts placed over the axle separate from the motion plate and slide bars.
Have also got half the tender assembled and will put up a pic tomorrow.
Not too many stupidities so far! But a bit of redrawing needed!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Last set of etches is mostly the tender.
Right lower the frames etc. Above is the tender footplate toolboxes, the rear toolbox and the injector cover over the firebox for later on in their lives.
Middle is the main frames for the tender with the brakes and linkages, etc.
Above is the springs etc.
Far right lower, the body of the tender and above it the footplate, front, back etc.
Really looking forward to seeing how it all goes together.
Watch this Blog!

Second set of etches for the loco.
Bottom left is all the inside motion parts as described earlier. They are static and slip over the middle axle.
The P4 motion bracket has etched okay on this so will have to investigate why not in EM/OO as similar dimensions.
I have just noticed that PPD have etched the parts again so I do have a full set correct so I can test build in all guages once I have wheels.
Above this is the outside cranks.
Above those are the Stroudley numberplates. Above that the wheel balance weights.
Next right are the loco frames and lower smokebox sides. Compensation parts and also for CSB.
Furthest right is the springs, spring hangers, coupling hooks, reversing lever, cab trim and the safety valve levers.

The etches arrived today! This shows parts for:
Top left boiler, smokebox, firebox, splasher tops, outside frames overlay, footplate overlay.
top right smokebox, boiler and firebox formers and cab, splasher sides, motion plate upper.
Bottom left is the outside frames/footplate unit, buffer beams, cab extra sideplates, sandboxes and linkages, outside hornblocks for outside frame.
bottom right is the coupling rods - jointed with correct knuckle or solid.
Middle left is the Craven numberplates and the works plates.
Middle right the frame spacers for P4, EM and OO. There is a slight problem on this sheet with the motion plate in EM and OO.Firebox lower sides and front.