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 - Coupling loco to tender, finishing frames, preparing wheels for assembly
- Section 3 (this page) - 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 16 - Preparing the gears and gear muffs, then assembling onto the
Part 17 - Using the Association wheel quartering jig to fit the rear driving
Part 18 - Fitting the remaining driving wheels and testing with the coupling
rods in place.
Part 19 - Fitting wheels to the bogie frames, then making and adjusting
the sprung bogie pivot bearing.
Part 20 - Investigating universal joint options, then modifying the worm
housing (replacing the nuts with half-height ones) and fitting the worm
on its axle.
Part 21 - Fitting the worm housing, fixing and wiring the motor, assembling
the 2mm Association universal joint, and testing the drive-train.
Part 22 - Assembling and fitting the locomotive brake gear.