Just about finished drawing #622

Tonight as I was drawing the step that the fireman would use to light the headlight (imagine that at night at -30 Celsius!), I thought I must be just about finished with the drawing.  So, I dropped all the parts into an OnShape assembly to see what is yet to be drawn.  I discovered the cab roof is still missing, and maybe I should do the builders and number plates, but otherwise I’m pretty much finished.

There are 80 etched and cast parts in the assembly.  Quite a few are elided, like the wheels, numerous pieces of wire and castings I intend to purchase, such as the air compressor and headlight.  When all is said and done, there will be roughly 150 parts in this locomotive, which sounds like a lot, but isn’t when compared to 1160 in #10.

It’s good the drawing is just about finished, because a crew completely excavated Mt Flood on Thursday.  Everything came back into the house, but in strange and seemingly random locations.  Even so, we may only be a couple of weeks away from hearing the sweet tones of the Sherline ringing into the wee hours of the morning!


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