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T9.1

ullypug

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Evening all

am on my hols at the moment and finding time to make a bit of progress with the T9.

The chassis is finished, having had all manner of detailing bits, overlays and bits of pipe attached.

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This took some time to sort out because I wanted to have the wheels removable. I made up a couple of bits to support the rear and front springs which are curiously a mixture of coil and leaf springs.

The brake control rods have been fixed with 16BA screws so the whole thing can be disassembled for painting and subsequent maintenance.

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I've now turned my attention to the footplate. The kit has an ingenious fold up jig whereby you make the whole thing into a tube effectively before attaching various parts.

Have just attached the coupling rod splashers which were interesting. The first one went on fine at which point I took a photo, feeling very pleased with myself.

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Sods law. The second took two attempts to get right but is now fixed (though no photo).

Cab sides and wheel splashers will be next, but that's for another day.

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Nice and neat. Those coupling rod splashers do look a bit tricky!

 

There's a christmassy feel to these photos. Is your workshop on the North Pole by any chance? :-)

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I'm jealous firstly over the quality of the modelling your are producing, and secondly as you get useful Christmas presents, all I ever get is ankle socks, well actually socks made for a size 9 foot, but given to a chap who takes 13...ho hum :)

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Maybe we should just give up christmas and have a modeller's workshop instead. No ankle socks and you end up with a model.

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