Caught the short

Because the top layer of the front cross-member admitted a gap, I broke the isolating cut into two sessions. Yesterday evening, I cut through the front half, in the hopes that the short was there. It wasn’t so, after the epoxy holding a new frame sandwich together had cured, I severed the back half. I […]

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Chasing a short

It wouldn’t be one of my builds without some sort of disaster at the end. On #10, I dropped the boiler on the way to the paint booth, breaking the smokebox off completely. For 622 the disaster is a short that has developed in the frame since the last time I tested the locomotive. At […]

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Anchor Tenants

There seems to be a social-media contest for messiest workbench. Many modellers get chest-puffing macho affirmation by claiming that they can still produce amazing work even when the bottles of paint and boxes of partially finished kits are threatening to obliterate the remaining 6 square inches of usable work surface in a cataclysmic avalanche. I […]

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Tender side sill details

As I mentioned, the tender side sills were looking a little barren. So, I scurried over to the reference material to see what should be there. Interestingly, this is a point where 622 differs from its stable-mates. The details were straightforward to put together with strips of brass and some Grandt Line nut-bolt-washer castings. Now […]

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Tender details

I thought this post was going to be called “Tender final details” until I looked at the photos. Don’t the side sills look plain? That’s what I thought too, and it sent me scurrying to the reference material. So, there’ll be another post tomorrow. It turns out the handrails and lift bars are only the […]

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