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 - Introduction through to assembling the locomotive frames
- Section 2 (this page) - 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 9 - Adding the loco-tender coupling arrangement to the rear spacer,
with some tricky holding and soldering.
Part 10 - Fitting "Simpson" springs to some of the the driving
axles, then opening out and polishing the bearings.
Part 11 - Constructing the bogie frames and fitting the bogie pivot, with
a discussion of the bogie springing arrangement.
Part 12 - Constructing the tender frames and arranging springing.
Part 13 - Assembling and fitting the pivoting tender plate, including making
and fitting half-axles with a mini-drill.
Part 14 - Preparing the wheels by fitting crank-pins and balance weights,
and de-burring the spokes.
Part 15 - Painting the wheels and frames, plus enlarging the bogie pivot
slot and shaping the guard irons.