A Jubilee for the Jubilee
Nick Mitchell constructs an etched chassis for a LMS 4-6-0 "Jubilee", to encourage others to complete more in time for the Association's Jubilee in 2020.
Nick has described this through videos, showing how to go about constructing a loco chassis. There are 34 episodes.
We've split them into five sections to help with finding your way around, or if wanting a long weekend of video, here is a link to the full playlist on YouTube.
- Section 1 (this page) - Introduction through to assembling the locomotive frames
- Section 2 - Coupling loco to tender, finishing frames, preparing wheels for assembly
- Section 3 - Gears, fitting wheels, universal drive shaft, testing motor and drive, assembling brake gear
- Section 4 - Cylinders, pistons, slide-bars, valve gear
- Section 5 - Further detailing of valve gear, tender footplate, modifying the Peco plastic bodywork.
Part 1 - Inspecting the kit and taking apart one of Nigel Hunt's completed
models for a closer look.
Part 2 - Cleaning the etches, removing and tidying up components prior
Part 3 - Using a broach to enlarge holes to accept axle bearings. Also
drilling very small holes to fit springs later on.
Part 4 - Soldering axle bearings to the main frames.
Part 5 - Filing bearings flush, chamfering their edges, and adding detail
to the bogie frames.
Part 6 - Constructing the worm shaft housing, including soldering nuts
centrally over holes.
Part 7 - Using thin PCB pads and fold-up spacers for split-frame chassis
Part 8 - Adding the remaining spacers and joining the frames together using
the 2mm Scale Association frame assembly jig.