Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Manx cab roof

Manx cab roof
Originally uploaded by Phil_Parker.
I was going to write how impressed I was with the way the Peacock locomotive’s roof had gone. It’s made up of three parts – the middle one being flat with the rear flange and sitting between the front and rear cab sheets which include the bends. All were soldered with low melt solder and carefully cleaned.

In real life you can’t see the join. In the photo it’s all too obvious. I’ve commented on the cruelty of the camera lens before but this is the best example I’ve seen.

Fortunately people only see the model in real life – before all the evidence gets covered in paint anyway – and not in picture, except here.

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