Finney7 LSWR L12

Discussion in 'Workbenches, including workshop techniques.' started by Dikitriki, 22 August 2017.

  1. Tom Mallard

    Tom Mallard Western Thunderer

    I think it is more to do with the width of the platform or 'box' the crew stand on rather than the width of the footplate where the stanchion and sandboxes locate. That would be applicable to a T14 for example. A wide bodied T9 would use a similar arrangement to the L12 compared to the narrow bodied T9

  2. Steph Dale

    Steph Dale Western Thunderer


    Agreed, the wooden part of the footplate is wide, which would normally be matched with a wider footplate that the stanchions bolt through. I was only picking up on the width of the metal bit. The 'wings' would have been visible from their shadow cast.

  3. Dikitriki

    Dikitriki Flying Squad

    I hope this one passes muster!



    Again, the rear of the top has been split to allow for R/C access. The filler makes a nice handle!

    And the 2 together. At least I have a head start on the T9 now.


  4. Dikitriki

    Dikitriki Flying Squad

    Continuing my mad dash to get the tender on its wheels for Reading.....

    First the tender footplate and drag/buffer beams.


    I have cut the buffer stocks off inside the rear buffer beam, as they would have been very visible, and reduced the length of the buffer ram for the same reason.


    At the front end I have added strengthening angle in the corners (as I did at the rear end) and added a strengthening strip behind the front step plate. It makes it much less vulnerable at the half-etch step locations to clumsy pick up. This unit screws in to the tender top.

    The chassis is a separate screw-on unit. There is a lot of detail to go on, but that will wait until after the show.



    Now for the bogies.

  5. Dikitriki

    Dikitriki Flying Squad

    Bit of a late night, but I have the tender on its wheels.

    The basic bogies are simple affairs.



    The springs and bearings repay careful cleaning up and straightening, though they are prone to break where the rod from the bearing goes into the spring. No matter, it's easier to clean up and can be readily soldered on in two parts.


    This is the rear bogie which has the guard iron. To get the ride height to match the loco, I had to add bearing pads to the top of the bogie stretcher.


    That's as far as I'm going for now. The tender is short on detail, but it passes muster for display purposes.

    I'll now clean the loco - it's had a lot of handling over the last few shows, and then unite loco and tender for the first time.

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  6. Dikitriki

    Dikitriki Flying Squad

    And for the first time, I can show the whole loco:)


    It will be on that stand tomorrow.