Saturday, 21 November 2009

BR 9F Evening Star Locomotive Chassis

Having virtually completed the tender (apart from painting) it was time to start on the very daunting task of assembling the locomotive chassis and footplate.

This part of the model as detailed by Bob Jones in his instructions is very delicate and complex and consists of approx 200 parts some of which are tiny.

The start of chassis construction, due to the large size and flex of the main frames i added a third spacer to keep the frames rigid. PCB spacers are ready for fitting.

PCB spacers now fitted and you can also see the cylinder plates and slidebar brackets in place but not fixed.

Wheels fitted for show and yes they do run all in contact with the rails. The gearbox has also been assembled.

Work has started on the footplate including the detailed front end.

Looks like a BR 9F still a fair way to go though.

Sunday, 1 November 2009

BR 9F Tender

Progress has been fast on building the tender for the Evening Star to the point at which i can go no further

Currently waiting for motor/gears and some detailing components from the association shop my attention has been spent on the finish of the model ensuring all minor details look correct.

All that is required once i receive the parts is to apply some fine Milleput in the small holes and gaps that are around the tender.

All images shot using a Canon EOS 350D 18-55mm

Until my parts turn up i will start on the chassis of the locomotive.