Thursday, December 24, 2015

Barclay footplate


A couple of hours with the soldering tools followed by some cleaning and burnishing, and the Barclay footplate is built.

Work starts (for me at least) with valances located in half-etched lines along each side of the footplate. Then the honking great big buffer beams are fitted using tabs and slots.

Only the steps have to be positioned by eye although if they are hard up against the valance, that's not too hard. There is something about leaving part of the front ones off if you are fitting drain cocks, but we'll cross that bridge when we come to it...

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