The Railway Modellers’ Meet is coming up in less than two months. I’m actually the chair of the organizing committee, and I should know better than to set myself modelling goals before the meet. Especially if I am also delivering a 2-hour hands-on tutorial on 3D CAD.
However, I’m going to put it in writing here, because goals have more power if you write them down. At the meet, I would like to display 622 as a recognizable as a locomotive. It doesn’t have to be running or detailed, but the parts should hang together so someone could say, “oh, yes, I see what he’s doing here.”
There are something like seven weeks to go, and it’s going to be tight! Here is the aspirational schedule:
|Updated March 31|
|March 3-9||Cut spokes, install half-axles||Complete March 10|
|March 10-16||Finish casting spokes, machine crank pins||Spokes completed March 16th|
Crank pins not started
|March 17-23||Install crank pins, machine bearings||Bearings complete March 27|
|March 24-30||Assemble drivers|
|March 31-April 6||Assemble pilot truck|
|April 7-13||Assemble frame and connecting rods||Connecting rods complete March 17|
|April 14-20||Assemble running boards and boiler weights|
|April 21-27||Assemble cab|
Well, it will be a super meet regardless of whether I have anything to show or not. You should definitely come. All the details are on our website.