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JLTRT GWR Pannier tank kit. Now this is the very last kit build. 2.1. Superstructure.

Posted by ROSSPOP , 18 May 2018 · 283 views

I was hoping to have completed construction this week, but there has been a few re-fashioning delays from the kit and some errors on my part .

 

The buffer faces as supplied have a very noticeable `dome` head `their all domed`!!

 

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Easily sorted with the trusty carborundum disc.................................................................

 

Other modellers have noted that the cast injectors as supplied are cast incorrectly and need a lot of extra work to become prototypical.

 

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As can be seen as supplied on the left if not modified cannot be made to look right.

 

It took a couple of evenings to sort out..................................

 

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The cast pannier tank supports in my kit were not square and needed fettling to get right..................................................................

 

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Again , not quite perfect but the best I could come up with.

 

The buffer housings needed re-drilling to make a smooth working buffer shaft

 

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But finally on removal of the footplate frame I found very little work was needed to get a smooth trouble free chassis match-up

 

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Decided to do more work on the body but did`nt like the wrong size of the central toolbox which on the finished model will be very prominent.

 

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On the real thing the back of it is tight up to the central splasher face and the front is almost flush with the edge of the footplate.

 

The `iffy` whitemetal versions supplied just don`t fit and are too shallow.................................

 

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So, with some scrap white metal sheet from the bits and bobs box I made the toolboxes deeper..................

 

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And after cleaning up look better..........................................................

 

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And fit better...........................................................................................

 

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Happier with that I can now push on.................................................................................

 

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