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I then made the cab front, again using my hole punch to great effect for the front spectacle windows. I made the smokebox subframe in the shape of a tee and cut out the front and rear again from a card template fixing these together with poly cement and leaving overnight to set properly. I then wrapped this with 0.050 plasticard<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />At this stage I might add that I later found out my mistakes made here when I tried to fit the chimney. I drilled down through the center of the smokebox to find the subframe central member right in the way and it had to be gouged out resulting in a not too neat hole for the chimney to fix in to<br />My attention turned to the fitting and securing of the chassis to the base. I drilled up through the rear of the base 2mm and secured an 8ba nut over the hole with 2 part epoxy, then used a 32mm x 8ba brass bolt cut down to 20mm to fix the rear of the chassis, the nut being concealed inside the bunker. The front I secured by self tapper through the chassis base into a block attached to the underside of the base plate which sat inside the chassis frames<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />I've been having real problems with uploading photo recently so I'm limiting my entries now, sorry.<br /><br />Continued in part 3

 

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