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Here is the latest installment of this long running saga.

Well it has been quite successfull. I have got the tender primed and will leave it a while to harden before masking up and painting the colours. I found some primer here with I have found leaves a lovely finish and seems to of adhered to the blackened brass very well. The chassis has had a coat of Halfords finest satin black.

 

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I have managed to get the brake gear and coupling rods etc fitted. There was a bit of trouble lining the crossheads, slide bars and cylinders up. It all seems to work quite nicely. There is a little bit of easing required on the brake gear just to make sure the sparks don't fly. It is all detactable, held on at the top by a 12BA countersunk screw. With a nuts soldered to the outside of the frames. I made up new push rods from nickle silver, to replace the cast white metal ones. It is all held together at the bottom by 1mm wires, these go from one side to the other at the moment to hold everthing in place when removed from the loco. I may well leave a few in place at the end just to help geep thingd together.

 

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I am now going to get it powered up and tested. It is being worked on with a little more enthusiasm at the moment. I feel I have brocken the back of the niggly problems.

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Thanks Kev

I don't think I want to do another one like this, it is not very well thought out. A newer kit might be nice. But as you say it is taking shape, I am sure when done people will know what it is ment to be.

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It already looks like what it's ment to be!

Seconded, you would never know it came from a slightly "compromised" kit. I bet at this scale it has some real prototypical "presence" too!

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Seconded, you would never know it came from a slightly "compromised" kit. I bet at this scale it has some real prototypical "presence" too!

It has, I parked it next to the 2MT and the loco dwarfed it. The tender is the same size as the terrier, but heavier. It is about 475mm (18 3/4") over the buffers

I must admit I am looking forward to seeing it altogether in green

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It has, I parked it next to the 2MT and the loco dwarfed it. The tender is the same size as the terrier, but heavier. It is about 475mm (18 3/4") over the buffers

 

Now there's a photo I'd like to see.

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