Thursday, January 25, 2018
Try looking up some of the German manufacturers like O&K and Jung, they tended to have a wheel controlling both clutch and direction and a single lever for the brake. There was usually a small lever for the throttle somewhere on the bulkhead
I was also sent a link to this website where I spent far too much modelling time looking at little diesels.
Anyway, a lever appears to hang on the back of the gearbox on a lot of locos. Nothing to be seen here, so something carved from plastic appearing to poke through from under the seat.
Talking of seats, I felt my driver needed something more than a bench to sit on so fabricated something very basic from more plastic. Finally, I spotted that locos driven sidesaddle sometimes had a strip under the drivers feet, presumably to give him something to brace against to avoid sliding out of the seat on curves.