Tuesday, August 10, 2010

C15 chassis

C15 chassisYou gotta love nickel silver. Takes solder beautifully yet parts can be held close to the action without worrying too much about singed fingers.

The chassis starts of easily enough - two sides and lots of spacers to join them up.

When I say lots of spacers, I mean it. There are 6 to contend with here. One even has a nut soldered to it and then goes under another to make a box shaped structure.

The only complication is that to get the loco around tight bends, and I've been asked to get this thing around 4 foot radius curves, the back end of the chassis tapers. I think I've manged to get this equal although the spacer looks like it's in a bit wonky.

The keen eyed will have also spotted that this is a 4-4-2 yet there are only holes for 6 wheels. Hmmm.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Fascinating stuff Phil!

A couple of years ago, when we moved house, we found a place for a model of something which might have happened around here in the Peak District on the Midland Main Line.

I've just started a blog about the model http://derwentmidland.blogspot.com/ - actually the blog's even less established than is the railway!

Would you fancy exchanging links?