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Sandboxes and Filler Tubes


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The detailing is getting a bit silly now, I need to sit quietly in a darkened room, or just get on with the kitchen!

 

Trouble is, now I know how the sandboxes are arranged on a Brit and the with daylight visible between the boiler and frames on the 2-8-2, the absence of sandboxes and filler tubes would just bug me.

 

So, I got busy with some plasticard, EMA Plastic Weld and a scalpel.

 

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There's still some cleaning up to do and the tops of the tubes need trimming to ensire that they just touch the underside of the footplate.

 

It's all bonded to the boiler lower, so the boxes slip between the frames and are only attached to the tubes.

 

Now the position of the filler tubes is set, I can get on with making the filler caps etc to go on top of the footplate.

 

Boxes will be painted red (as will the inside of the frames) so they should be visible.

 

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filler caps etc in place now, here's a quick snap of one of them

 

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Squares of plasticard with 1.25mm copper wire glued into holes in the centre, tops filed flat.

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According to the official painting spec, BR standard locos were painted black inside the frames, not red as most people believe - based on preserved locos?

 

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Dave.

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Thanks for that Dave, of course I can do what I like on this build :lol: I'll see what it looks like in all black and take it from there.

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As you say! I wonder if the works just ignored the BR spec and carried on as per pre-nationalisation, where most locos did have red frames? Mind you, unless you're creating an ex-works version, i imagine the inside of the frames got very dirty, quite quickly and weren't cleaned between works visits - so the original colour is probably accademic.

 

Dave.

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According to the official painting spec, BR standard locos were painted black inside the frames, not red as most people believe - based on preserved locos?

 

Regards,

 

Dave.

 

Corr it would be black as the ace of spades inside the frames if they were black (i dont know what they were as i was not around) , at least with red it reflects the light, or at least does till the build up of oil and ash means its more like grey.

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Duncan

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