Monday, 26 April 2010

An industrial for Rhiw

Rhiw needs at least one private industrial shunter. An 03 will do, but the draw of different things is too much, so work has started on a conversion from a Knightwing kit; the one much beloved of the 009 mob (which is why I had it). So combined with a Tenshodo spud that I had in stock from an abandoned project which slips my mind, makes it a cost-free new game.

Taking a little inspiration from Neil Rushby's article in RM (Dec 08) the 'chassis frame' is narrowed to 30mm and shortened to an o/a length of about 56 mill. This isn't going to be an exact copy of Neil's piece for quite a few reasons.

The problem with mounting a spud is that it's not flat-topped, in fact there are three steps between the lower section and the screw. The first is 2mm, so two thicknesses of 40 thou. The rest is obvious from the photos.

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