Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Does this chassis belong to something else?

Barclay Chassis chop

Reading the instructions for a change, I was a little surprised to be told to hack the "wings" from the Barclay chassis with a saw.

I'd assumed that these were the buffer beams - I'd even punched the etched rivet dimples - but apparently not. They are surplus to requirements.

I wonder if the chassis kit was designed for something else and then pressed into service for this loco?

1 comment:

Paul B. said...

Another theory could be that the kit designer had a rethink partway through the design process but didn't want to change the etch artwork. Or just made a mistake...

As for instructions, to paraphrase a well known saying, 'instructions are for the guidance of the wise and the blind obediance of fools'.