Brassmasters Duchess test build

Have any questions or tips and advice on how to build those bits that don't come ready made.
Dad-1
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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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Jim S-W
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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.

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Starting with the lower firebox and damper operating rod.

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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.

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

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The chassis so far.

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

Bigmet
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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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