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Old 12-08-2018, 01:22 AM   #191
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Indeed.

Anyway luckily they don't do plywood in my size for OO.
The casing will be constructed from Brass, I haven't worked with it for a while so thought it was an idea to keep my hand in by doing some work with it.

First cab sides, and skirt as I call it are cut out, and a 90 degree angle made so it sits along the running plate, small cut outs made to allow it to fit.
2x sides were cut from brass sheet for the boiler casing.



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Old 21-08-2018, 11:11 PM   #192
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While forming the sides of this model, I decided to do a little more research on this mock up, and spoke to a well known Southern Modeller Graham Muzpratt, as my research only turned up one image of this mocked up loco, however Graham had a couple of different angles, and to my surprise, the mocked up loco looked slightly different, with a more swept back look, and a radiused section running along the base of the casing flowing in to the front end which looked much neater and tidier than the image I have seen.
So what to do?? At this point I could modify some parts or stick with what I have...

I continued with the casing around the front end, and also make a new buffer beam as this model is missing one. I ordered some Southern stepped buffers made by Markits which are turned brass, which is key to this conversion as the casing goes around the buffer housing, which should be fun!
I used a straight piece of brass, and curved the top edge using some brass tubing as I don't have any rollers, I then shaped this to fit the front of the angled front of the side part. This was then soldered together.



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