Tuesday, 25 March 2014
L&B wagon chassis
Etched kits have changed and I reckon this is from about 1980. Problems are that I followed the instructions - when will I learn? - and that the metal is a tad thicker than would probably be used now. What I should have done was ignore the paperwork and fold the chassis first, then add the three-part axle boxes and the so easily broken tie-bars. Adding the bits in the flat, then putting the whole lot in a vice to bend it up? Not a good idea. There are wheels included though. Nice good old fashioned heavy N gauge wheels... well you can't beat a big flange on a Tuesday afternoon.