Wednesday, May 16, 2012

18.37mm Wheels Meet Broad Gauge Frame


The modified Proto87 wheel sets arrived today. Cheers, Pete.

They fit well but need a little work to ensure that the horn blocks move a little more freely.

Next will be the counter weights, installing the motion gear, and having it move smoothly under its own power.


Sunday, May 13, 2012

Vallejo Primer


My wheel wright has dispatched the P87 broad gauge wheels frm Australia. Unfortunately, the wheel have not yet arrive - I'm expecting them sometime this week.

Consequently, I've carried on with the construction of the second broad gauge frame and front pony truck.

I have also given the two tenders a coat of Vallejo acrylic grey primer, which has left a nice finish.