Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Whitemetal castings on

Finally, the good bit. Half an hour spent with superglue sticking the whitemetal castings in place. Suddenly the loco takes a great, big step forward.

Apart from a tiny bit of cleaning up, the castings went on as supplied. I've drilled the centre of the air vent so I can pin it down with a length of plastic rod that goes through the top of the bonnet.Either that, or I'm sure I'd have knocked it off in the future.

The exhaust looked a bit unsupported but a length of wire added another support.

The radiator is filled with Albion Alloys mesh cut to size with scissors. Since the bonnet is off-centre, it looks a bit odd, but in a properly narrow gauge way.

Next up, a quick wash and then primer.

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