Tuesday, April 22, 2008

1361 in the metal

1361 in the metal
Originally uploaded by Phil_Parker.
Everything on the locomotive is now soldered together. The front handrail has been replaced with one that runs over the smokebox door, a job that only required a little swaering to complete.

The buffers have been replaced, although to be honest the originals wern't bad. I'd bought some Gibson ones so they were going on.

The smokebox handle has been carved off and replaced with a brass version. This always gives the model a lift.

It all looks right, and not nearly as wobbly as the angle of the photos appears to show. Time for paint.

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