Thursday, March 28, 2013

A mistake revealed

Mistake Revealed

Oops. I had a horrible feeling this would happen.

Now I have a completed body, if I place it on the skirts and peer down through the chimney hole, it doesn't line up with the hole in the smokebox.

Why?

Simple. I am stupid.

You see, there are two wrappers in the boiler area - once for the firebox and another for the smokebox. One is narrower than the other. And I got them the wrong way around. Smokebox wrapper on firebox and the hole in the roof doesn't line up.

I could just fit the chimney through the roof and be done with it. Seeing the compromise would be very difficult once the body is on. The trouble is, I would know it is wrong.

So, I now have to dismantle the various bits in the middle and put them together properly. The way I would have had I looked at the plan so generously provided by Tanllan. Good job this is fun isn't it?

6 comments:

Christian said...

Sorry if I'm missing something...could you not just fill the hole in the roof and move the chimney along a few mm?

Phil Parker said...

The smokebox and firebox wrappers are quite a bit different in width so it would still be wrong and anoy me. You are right though, that would be the easier and more sensible option.

Christian said...

To be honest I am with you, it would really hack me off and I would probably change it too...but some folk are sane and make compromises!!

CF said...

What about having the only Y6 with a swan-neck chimney?

Phil Parker said...

No,no,no,no and again no. I can't bodge it, they would never let me join the finescale club!

Christian said...

That could be a blessing in disguise...