Sunday, November 18, 2012

Brass Chassis and Pannier Driver

I always seem to have several projects on the go at various stages of construction...heres some evidence. I've started constructing another brass NSWGR Z19, the chassis is an etch but the rest needs to be scratchbuilt, which is fairly straightforward. 
Wheels are Fleischmann and are seen below getting treatment on my lathe.

The wheels are turned down on their face (to thin them down to a finer thickness) and on their flange (to make them look smaller). Here all that needs to be done to finish this wheel is to use a razor blade to slice off the excess plastic that has flared up in the turning process. 

Ages ago I built a new chassis out of brass for a Grafar Pannier Tank, here is is after being blackened. 

A driver was 'cut up" from a Faller figure... seen being dismembered to fit.

Ready for the road...

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