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Well I am hoping by now you have guessed what it is?

 

I have been sorting the body out. In the photos the body is just resting on the footplate, in reality there are eight 10BA screws that hold the two together and it lines up better with less gaps. This is to make painting easier.

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I found the bonnets end formers a bit flat on top so the gaps are filled with solder. I also found the vertical straps over the top were a bit wide, or my forming was poor, but with cutting filing and soldering on they look ok to me now. I have a little adjustment to make to fit the angle, and the handrail along the sides. I think the handrail holes are etched to high as they are where the angle needs to be. I also need to take off the fuel tank on the left hand side as the top bend is at on a slant rather than straight.

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I am be fitting the cab interior the footplate the console is in but not in these photos. I would like to know where the hand brake is if any ones could furnish that bit of information.

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There are some details in the kit that I do not know where they go, and there are others that I know I need and where they go, which are not in the kit.

 

The chassis is running nicely with the coupling rods on, and it works in the outer frames too. Although there are a couple of points that are too tight behind the outside cranks. So close in fact that the paint would wear away, I am hoping that it is just the crank pin screws not deep enough. For some reason I have not taken any photos of this.

 

But you will see the outer frames now have the axle boxes and springs fitted. The axle boxes had 0.5mm taken off the thickness to get the clearance for the cranks.

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The cab is three folds and a join, I do not like this form as they never seem to come out square, This one was true to form and needed pushing, pulling and filing to get right. Was very flimsy which is why the roof was soldered on so soon.

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Hi Pete,

I'm no authority on these diesel shunter's but looking at the third picture down it looks as though the sides of the fuel tank enclosure (I presume that's the middle one) are cut off at an angle  purposely to  give the top a slant similar to the other two 'boxes' so that the rain runs off, it just seems strange why this one should be different to the others. Could it be the level topped box on the other (right) side is wrong?

 

 

Roly

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Hi Pete,

I'm no authority on these diesel shunter's but looking at the third picture down it looks as though the sides of the fuel tank enclosure (I presume that's the middle one) are cut off at an angle  purposely to  give the top a slant similar to the other two 'boxes' so that the rain runs off, it just seems strange why this one should be different to the others. Could it be the level topped box on the other (right) side is wrong?

 

 

Roly

Hi Roly

I am not quite sure what you mean about the box tops. They are all at an angle, as you say to let the rain run off. I think the front two are for batteries and such like, the fuel tanks are next to the cab.

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Hi Roly,

the fuel tanks are next to the cab.

 

I did say I was no authority on diesel shunters! I can see what you've said now, you meant the bend isn't square to the sides

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