Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The WD Barclay body wasn't in deed of much attention. The air cylinder on the front of the cab had come off and most of the bonnet handles were wonky. One cab corner, presumably the first part to encounter the floor, needed straightening and that was that.
Re-blobbing the solder inside the bonnet sorted out the handles. All now point downward and don't move when you push them. At the front of the cab, I tinned with 100 degree solder, then held the whitemetal part in place, heated the solder and once it had cooled - the thing was fixed.
The chassis needed more work. First, a couple of leftover strips of etch were fixed where the unwanted bends had been. These needed some filing to allow the motor to fit but this should have braced the frames to keep them straight.
Using the same technique as for the air cylinder, the vacuum cylinders and sand boxes went back into place.