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Paul Ashton Focalplane
Starting on the last lap and two problems have emerged.  The first is that one of the two rows of safety valves that go in the bonnet have gone missing.  This is not a real problem in that they can be fitted later either when found or replaced (I imagine Warren Shephard has them in stock).  The second is more serious in that the tie-bars between the two driving axles have to be fitted but only after the body is assembled to the chassis.  This means that once attached it will be less easy to remove the body for maintenance, etc. as the rods and cranks will have to be removed.  For now I will leave them off and hopefully add them when everything is working well.

It is niggling little things like this that always seem to slow down the completion of a model.

Paul
Paul Ashton

Penmaenpool in 1959, Gauge O finescale
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LarryG
Bachmann came up with the same problems and so they made their tie-bars removable. Personally I would solder pips to the loco frames and have holes in the tie-bars. A spot of easily removable Evostik would hold the tie-bars in place until the next 'dismantling' is called for.
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Paul Ashton Focalplane
Good idea!  Thanks, Larry
Paul Ashton

Penmaenpool in 1959, Gauge O finescale
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