Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Gearbox in cab

Gearbox in cab
Originally uploaded by Phil_Parker
or rather, gearbox not in cab. Sometimes fitting the body over the mechanicals on a model locomotive can be a whole heap of pain with much hacking away inside the shell. I've had to resort to a dental burr in a minidrill inside whitemetal locos more than once !

On the bulldog, a few minutes work with the piercing saw to remove a couple of tabs behind the sandbox hole was all that was required. After this a little wiggle sees the motor tuck into the boiler and the gearbox "step" nicely coincide with the front edge of the cab. Hopefully the backhead won't even need any work to clear the gears.

I love it when a plan comes together !

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