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Old 01-09-2017, 08:37 PM   #21
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Finally nicely detailed motion and very smooth action when it is running. I particularly like the finish on the metalwork as it is not too shiny. Still need you clean these wheels as I just noticed some static grass sticking to them.

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She needs to stretch her legs next Steve.
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She needs to stretch her legs next Steve.
Patience dear boy, patience.
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Cleaned the wheels properly this morning but no running yet as I've turned my attention to a couple of cosmetic issues.
First off I've replaced the missing lamp with one from the spares box, drilled out to slip over the micro LED.
Also started fabricating the missing step plates above the cylinders. These are brass but I may have been better off going with plasticard - we'll see how it turns out.

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Glad to see your taking the job seriously
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Glad to see your taking the job seriously

It's the only way I know - usually.
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I don't plan any work on the A4 today (day out at the RH&DRly.) but I am thinking of alternatives to the brass step plates. I will finish them off but it should be a quick job to also make a pair from plasticard as well.
Then, depending on which ones work best, I can make a silicone mould and cast the plates which will make them much easier to fettle if required.
And of course, if anyone needed replacements at any time...........
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Is that
a) another broken one
Or
b) one that should have been in the original parcel?
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Another change of plans - the brass step plates proved too fragile as the soldered joints had a habit of giving up as I was fettling the fit. So a pair made from plasticard are now sitting on the bench while the paint dries.
I also made some rather smart, if I say do myself, steam draincocks from MIG welding wire - the trouble was they fouled the front bogie on curves. So they won't see the light of day again.
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