|This photo shows the RT chassis as it is today.|
|This photoshows the 6BA (around 2.7mm) bolt set used to attach the W irons to the chassis.|
I was originally going to weld the W irons on. Glad I didnt!!!
|Wow its tiny!!! I ordered these from Model Engineering Supplies (http://www.mesupplies.com.au/). |
I have just ordered a 12BA boltset which is HALF what you see above!!
|The photo on the left is RT 17 at Healesville and to the right is my Railcraft W irons, leaf spring and axle box. Very pleased with the result of the parts sourced.|
|Here is another part sourced from over the wide world web. 1" scale coupler from DNC System Technologies (www.dncsystems.dynalias.com/minirail) Ill clean up the cast and post more about this on a later post.|
|I noticed on RT17 that there was a bracket riveted to the corner of the chassis. I have used 1mm steel cut and folded to recreate this part. Ill hopefully rivet these into place like the prototype.|
Im catching up with a friend tomorrow night to assemble the wheel set to get the chassis rolling. Hopefully ill get a video of this and post it as sson as possible.
Take care and Happy Modelling!!!