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.

Part 23 - Preparing castings (from the Association "Black 5" range of parts) for the valve-chest and cross-head, and making cylinder end covers without a lathe.


Part 24 - Assembling the cylinder block, including modifications to accommodate the cast valve-chest and cross-head.


Part 25 - Preparing the slide-bars (using Association "Black 5" etches) and fitting them to the cylinder block


Part 26 - Constructing the motion / slide bar support bracket, and attaching it to the cylinder / slide bar assembly.


Part 27 - Fitting crank pin cap washers. Preparing the connecting rod and joining its little end to the cross-head casting.


Part 28 - Adding some extra detail to the motion bracket, and soldering in the bearing pin for the expansion link.


Part 29 - Enlarging the slots in the valve-spindle cross-head casting (which would have been MUCH easier to do before fitting them to the cylinder block in part 24).