Saturday, June 18, 2011

Home again, home again, jiggity jig!

Between changing nappies, broken sleep, and a hectic work schedule, I have snuck in some time on the J Class.

Using a chassis jig, loaned to me by fellow modeller, PH, I have set up the frames with the High Level Kits horn blocks. I have only tack soldered the frame together at this point. Just as well, as I have already noticed one minor inaccuracy. (While hidden from view, its existence will irritate me unless rectified!) To ensure correct axel spacing, the chassis jig was set using the side rods from the kit.

For those of you who are interested, the chassis jig is from Hobby Holidays in the UK ( If it’s okay by PH (a guy who has built hundreds steam loco kits, largely for paying customers), then it’s okay by me...



alco said...

So the "J' will be a rolling chassis next week then? Looks good.

Julian Watson said...

Well, that's the plan...


Rob said...

Nice one Julian, looking good. That chassis jig looks the goods too.