Friday, April 18, 2008

This is NOT a bodge

Originally uploaded by Phil_Parker.
No, the front footplate fixing bolt had to be removed because it got in the way of the chassis. I know I should have tested this when I scratchbuilt it but I didn't.

So with the body in pieces I soldered a bit of scrap etch in place and then fixed the fixing nut on this. Al done with new C&L 100 degree solder which allows you to fix whitemetal to brass without tinning the later first. Magic !

Oh, and I would have worked out a way to do this without taking the body to bits eventually. Honest.

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