Thursday, February 10, 2011

Shunter steps

Shunter steps
Originally uploaded by Phil_Parker
On the 165DS, the cab steps are a lovely bit of kitmaking.

Each comes as three parts - two steps and a back. The back has half etched lines to locate the steps. At the back edge of each tread is a half etched section.

Assembly is simple, fold the half etch at the back of the tread up. Tin it. Slop loads of flux into the line on the back. Push the step into this and heat. The result is a surprisingly neat and accurate fit.

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