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<span rel='lightbox'><img class='bbc_img' src='https://scontent-a-sjc.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/s480x480/10613040_10152632959171251_6045546620955529828_n.jpg?oh=ac50b39f47dd7cad1b9d285db82699ff&oe=5499C86A' alt='Posted Image' /></span><br /><br />Well, I found the 2.5mm drill and all the top-hat bearings!<br /><br />A comment on glues: I used a PVA-type glue called "weldbond" for the timber underframe, and I used araldite (a 2-part epoxy resin) to glue the whitemetal axleguards to the frames.<br /><br />The holes for the coupling hooks were made by drilling two 1.0 or 1.5mm holes and then using a sharp craft knife to make them into a slot. A little more work with the craft knife and the hooks fit in perfectly. The springs are somewhat superfluous, as the hooks are a tight friction fit into the buffer beams.<br /><br />So I now have a rolling chassis! When I've finally figured out what wagon is going onto it, I'll sort out the brake gear, but I'm likely just to use some bits from a huge pack of whitemetal castings I bought several years ago. When I've sorted out what buffers I'm going to use, I'll add the remaining underframe timbers.


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