Wednesday, January 11, 2006
This is the second Barclay kit I've built. My methods for building the jackshaft have changed slightly. on the first I thought the rods would bind on the rear wheels so I put extra washers inside the rod to hold it away from the chassis. This time I left these off and everything is fine. I think the rear wheels crank pins are smooth enough and large enough to keep things in place.
The chassis runs well. With the cranks flying round is very attractive - at least for anyone with an interest in industrial locomotives !