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 - Gears, fitting wheels, universal drive shaft, testing motor and drive, assembling brake gear
- Section 4 (this page) - Cylinders, pistons, slide-bars, valve gear
- Section 5 - Further detailing of valve gear, tender footplate, modifying the Peco plastic bodywork.
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).