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 - Cylinders, pistons, slide-bars, valve gear
- Section 5 (this page) - Further detailing of valve gear, tender footplate, modifying the Peco plastic bodywork.
Part 30 - More detailing work round the motion bracket to shorten the lifting
arms and add a small bracket.
Part 31 - Planning the valve-gear assembly, and making tiny pivot joints.
Building and testing the first sub-assembly comprising the union link, combination
lever and radius rod.
Part 32 - Completing the valve gear and joining the two halves together.
Setting the return crank on the centre driving wheel, then checking clearances
Part 33 - Constructing the tender footplate, steps and cosmetic outside
frames, using cast axlebox/springs and turned buffers from the Association
range. Test running the completed chassis.
Part 34 - Modifications to the PECO plastic bodywork to fit around the
new chassis, including fitting captive nuts and adding lead weights.