Monday, April 04, 2011

Class 26 steps

3mm Bogies

More fiddly work on the Class 26 diesel bogies. This time some cab steps. At least I was able to use some microstrip and not have to cut the stuff myself.

Truth be told, this probably is an area where bending a bit of brass strip to form everything except the middle step would have made more sense. However since I have very little of that (load of brass strip though) I ploughed on with the plastic and lots of solvent. The finished product are a little bit wobbly but when you look at the loco on the layout, as long as the step position is OK relative to the cab doors I think I'll get away with it.

On the plus side, those fake springs look nice don't they ? Even in close up the grooved rod looks pretty convincing.

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