Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Pannier progress

Quite a bit of progress has been made on the 57XX pannier previously mentioned on here. This shot of the completed chassis was taken back in June. Halfords matt black spray paint was used.

After fitting the motor, gearbox and wheels I tried it for size with the completed running plate assembly and after a small amount of filing it all fits perfectly. My standard choice is for a Mashima 9/16 and Branchlines RSL gearbox. The coupling rods are secured at this trial stage by plastic sheathing from layout wire. They will eventually be soldered on with Romford crankpin washers at a later stage.

Here the cab assembly, bunker and tank castings are put together loose just for a trial fit.

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