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7mm Barclay Class 06 - Body Assembly


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Now that the control panel is completed, it's back to the assembly of the bodywork

 

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I've screwed the footplate to a lump of 4 x 1 in the bench vice to hold it steady and located the cab end in place. A square was used to judge that this was roughly vertical, but at this stage I was most concerned with getting the bottom edge aligned with the edge of the buffer beam.

 

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A few tacks of solder hold the plate in place. I had previously scribed a couple of lines in place to make sure I located this centrally (just about visible in the photo).

 

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Here I've tacked the bonnet and cab front in place....

 

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....and then given it a good blast from the mini-blowtorch to get the solder to flow nicely into the joints.

 

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The first of the side sheets in position - I initially just tacked this in place half way up the vertical joints to allow the sheets to be adjusted (bent) for the final fit.

 

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A bit more brutal heating from the blowtorch and the solder flows along the joints with minimal cleaning up of solder to do (which is nice).

 

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Current state of play. It's really starting to look like a Barclay now.

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