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Scratch Build of Gresley A4 Class "Union of South Africa"

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59 minutes ago, Corsairfoxfouruncle said:

🤯:gobsmacked:  Wow ... that is impressive i never would've thought of that. 

Thanks CF4U.   I'd already made one for my Scotsman so it was easy to figure out.  Overly simplified as it's a very small piece.


Next project today was to make a pair of safety doors for the tender.   I imagine these are employed to keep the staff from falling through the space between the engine cab and the tender.   Decided to make these from brass.   Long time ago I bought a brass ornament at a recycle shop as it had some thickness to it and I thought it might come in handy someday ... today was that day!




I sawed out some thick bits to shape into hinges then drilled a tiny hole in them.   Soldered them to a brass sheet the size of the door and filed everything down to size.   




Secured a piece of brass pipe to the tender side to form a hinge and dropped a length of wire through.




Repeated the process to make another for the other side.


Sorry for the crap photos.   Better ones coming later.







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