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N15class

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My leaving note on the last entry, I was going to get it powered up. Well that was miss leading, as I have done no such thing. So I still need to get on with this. It should not be a problem everything seems to roll quite freely.

 

Instead I have been fiddling with the bogie and the front end. I think I have sorted out the drain cocks and pipes. I also made the rear bogie wheels spasher. It seems not to touch anything when I push the loco through a peco point. I must get a test track set up here.

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The bogie I added some overlays to try and get it looking a little better. I could not find any casting in the kit that looked like the side control. So I fabricated something that looks similar. I was surprised at how for it sticks out from the bogie sides. But the ones in the photos do too.

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The buffer plank was moved to the right place and the front casting has been added. The front steps have been a nightmare to make and fit properly, but we got there in the end. The plate to protect the ATC pickup has been made I have used qite heavy nickle silver for this to try and stop damage to it. There is still a lot of details to add to the front end.

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Then there is all the bits under the footplate to do. Thinks will be a little slow for a while as I am at the house everyday for a few weeks. Hoping to get bits done though.

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That's a really good-looking front end (odd-sounding sentence!). It looks like it could actually work, which is far from always the case.

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Thanks guys. It seems to be taking ages to do, with only a hour or so at the bench each day, it is get a part made one night make it fit the next. But we will get there. I was hoping to get it sold for Christmas. I not going to make it so there is not the panic now. I have just to stop myself getting bored with it.

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