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IVATT CLASS 2 TANK (21)


N15class

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I started todays session by fitting the hand rails to the smokebox. After marking out and drilling new holes for the knobs. I filled the etched ones with brass wire soldered in and filed smooth.

 

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The can floor was next. After trimming to fit the packers were soldered underneath, unfortunately the wheels rubbed on it, so after rereading the instructions to see what I had missed. They just say put the floor in out of level to miss them. Not liking this I cut a slot and added a step. I also fitted the base for the reverser. Does anyone know where the brake standard goes? There is nothing about detailing in the unstructions.

 

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There was a half etch around them, but no frames in the kit or mention in the pages of wisdom. So I bend and soldered some 0.45mm wire to go around them.

 

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Whistle and safety valve were straight forward.

 

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Next I fitted the ejector and pipe work to the left hand side. Unfortunately I needed to remove the tank vent. It may need adjusting before it is refitted, but that is Monday now.

 

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As BR used to say "we are getting there" I have sorted out the steam pipes. They needed a lot of work with low melt solder I will glue them on at the end of the soldering.

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Fit the brake stand just above where the brake rod would come up through the floor.

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Fit the brake stand just above where the brake rod would come up through the floor.

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I cannot find out I have only an outline plan, I need a general arrangement drawing. The brake pulls etc on the kit are representations rather than prototypical so no info can be gleaned fron the brake gear.

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