Brassmasters Duchess test build

Have any questions or tips and advice on how to build those bits that don't come ready made.
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Re: Brassmasters Duchess test build

Postby Dad-1 » Sun Jul 12, 2020 8:55 pm

Wouldn't I just love to spend some time with you Jim.
Watching and being given a talk through as you progress.
I know you have the tools, but without the ability to use
them they just become more 'stuff' in a box.

Geoff T.
Remember ... I know nothing about railways.
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Re: Brassmasters Duchess test build

Postby Jim S-W » Wed Jun 30, 2021 2:57 pm

After a longer gap than  would have liked attention had returned to my Duchess build.

Starting with the lower firebox and damper operating rod.

Next up the brakes. As can be seen clearance is kind of on the minimal side.  Theres no springs fitted yet either so the chassis sill sit a little higher than is seen here.

The motion brackets. Again theres not a lot of clearance between the bracket and the leading driving wheel.

The chassis so far.

Moving on the next stage is the footplate, seen here in its assembly jig.

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Re: Brassmasters Duchess test build

Postby Bigmet » Sat Jul 03, 2021 11:25 am

That's all looking appropriately massive and rather wonderful.
Jim S-W wrote:... As can be seen clearance is kind of on the minimal side...

There's a case for making this a R/C battery powered dead track model; just so many metal components in realistically close proximity to all the wheel tyres.

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