Archive for August, 2016

July progress

Posted on August 1, 2016. Filed under: Monthly progress |

A mixed bag of work this last month: station accoutrements, loco improvements and a new south-end-of-layout backscene. It all contributes to this long overdue picture of “The Mails” slowing for the Culrain stop.

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Dunalastair IV 54458 pilots a Black five on “The Mails” through Culrain

And I’ve made a start on 54495’s chassis. The view of 54458’s bogie from the front is acceptable, but there’s a lack of realism from an exhibition view to the side. Consequently, I’ve put more effort into 54495’s bogie to include a representation of the equalising beams and leaf springs.

54495 Scratch 3 160725       Pickersgill bogie laminations

Having now assembled the bogie, I can use it to profile the front frames. The bogie frames sit between the main frames, so the equalising beams sitting under the main frames will determine the profile.

This month I’ll continue to work on 54495 as my first priority.

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