Well I have actually been doing a bit now and then! I have been building up the cab detail, putting the axle boxes and LW brass castings for the hangers on! (I couldn't figure out what they were for a long time. They trap the whitemetal springs and axle box castings once soldered on!
The cab is nicely detailed and it will probably be what I will be working on during Mid somer murders tonight.... must be a very dangerous place to live
In the same way as it never rains on Neighbours
or the main character needs to get to the convinences in a hurry because of the curry!
Any how back to the model. The handrail knobs have been put onto the boiler. I am trying to allow the boiler to be separated from the foot plate for later painting, in the same way as I am trying to allow the cab detail to be removable! I am going on with a new game called identify that brass casting. I need to find the one for the blower from inside the hand rail on the left hand side and the I think sanding lever on the right.... but the number is decreasing
This shows the bit that needs to be removed to allow the assembly to slid into place!
And now for a few general shots!
The brass castings looked like stirips with a blob at the end. Then I figured out that the spring goes inside the stirups! the castings are fantastic BTW a light file to the back of the spring and they slid into the brass! Mr Bradwell you have done it again!
Left and right of the loco!
If people want to see the Black hawthorn with a bit more interesting things done I am sorry to disappoint. I am awaiting a set of wheels from Mr Seymour but he is awaiting another production batch to get me a set. Then I will be into the chassis on that too.