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SR Class V ‘Schools’: ‘Rugby’


Focusing on spring shackles...a success!

Posted by EHertsGER , 31 March 2018 - - - - - - · 292 views

So, we left the tender while I tried to work out how the spring shackles were supposed to be assembled. The cause of my confusion was these little things (well, there’s only one left now) that I thought were the compete shackle and suspension arm (bear with me, for I am a bear of little brain). My excuse is a lack of guidance in the instructions, but plea...


And so it starts looking like a tender....

Posted by EHertsGER , 19 March 2018 - - - - - - · 331 views

Not much else to say, really. I turned to the tender while I contemplated the valve gear, never having built an outside cylinder locomotive before...now that post will be fun, some come back soon!     I have also ‘paused’ the tender, so to speak as the axleguard spring shackles in the kit bear no relation to anything around the axleboxes of...


Just a brief interlude...

Posted by EHertsGER , 18 March 2018 - - - - - - · 309 views

OK, so we’ ve cut the tender sides, but, as those who have (should have) read the words of Guy Williams, we have added a strenghthening piece to maintain the integrity of the tender sides, we have the following:   which involves soldering a piece of brass tube (spare from fabricating the exhaust vents on my Class 31 as the strenghtening piece, b...


Sorting out the snags and finding some new ones...

Posted by EHertsGER , 14 January 2018 - - - - - - · 497 views

Having left you all a while ago while I sorted things, we now have a update. First off is the tender. My plan was to replace the flimsy sides with something more substantial. So, removal of the old sides went well, but the slots close to the edge of the floor split - so while we have the fretsaw out, cut a new floor. I included the slots I needed as they...


And so, of course, we come to the ‘snags’...

Posted by EHertsGER , 30 December 2017 - - - - - - · 597 views

In some ways I should have expected this; indeed to an extent I did but remained naiively opimistic. When trying to mate the body from one kit to the chassis of another it should be assumed it they won’t mate; the trick being to minimise the extent to which this is the case and the amount of cutting and swearing necessary to effect a solution. So, in...


Does it look like what it is supposed to be?

Posted by EHertsGER , 16 December 2017 - * * * * * · 432 views

So by way of a brief update I have attached some images of the ‘whole’ to confirm I am doing things, illustrate that those things might be called progress and a little bit of showing off. More constructively, almost the sum of the parts now resembles a Class V ‘Schools’ and is a solid superstructure on which to begin actually building a locomotive. S...


Some initial pictures...

Posted by EHertsGER , 07 December 2017 - * * * * * · 396 views

Ok, so here we have some kind of progress... First up, the boiler, rolled using one of George Watts contraptions. This is only my opinion, but for forming boilers, even those that profess to be pre-rolled (no doubt by the same senorita for whose thighs Bizet was obsessed), stop mucking about and buy one. Even I can make them round, so you have no exc...


At the ‘off’

Posted by EHertsGER , 07 December 2017 - * * * * - · 117 views

Well, here we are with the kit out of the box and a few steps taken to familiarise ourselves with the contents. So far, lots of brass bits and so on, plus the Ultrascale wheels (after months of waiting, of course). The plan is to build the body onto the Finecast chassis which, of course, is designed to fit an entirely different kit. Why not build the Fine...

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