dcockling wrote:Flymo748 wrote:<whistles innocently> No...
This has been in progress for a little while. It's also my entry for the 2013 CHEAG Spot-on-ish Challenge.
<Rolf> Can you guess what it is yet? </Rolf>
GER Little Sharpie 2-4-0?
I'm afraid not, although I do have a PeterK kit of one of those to build when I fancy a challenge.
However this is something quite, quite different. Now that the tender hornblocks have turned up, progress on completing the back half of it will hopefully be fairly rapid. The cutouts in the tender frames in the kit were too large to accept the usual High Level 2mm hornblocks that I had in stock. An emergency order to Branchlines sorted that out with some MJT ones, although I wasn't that impressed with them. They needed a great deal of fettling and filing in order to make them run smoothly. Indeed, I was somewhat surprised by the design of them that made the running surface of the bearing guide "bulge" when it was assembled. It may be that I simply had an under-etched set of parts, but it was initially quite confusing why a problem introduced itself part-way through construction.
Anyway, I hope to make the most of the New Year modelling period as it's needed to be substantially complete by the second week of January for the next CHEAG meeting