Saturday, February 14, 2009

RBJ1 gets an underframe

RBJ1 - looking at its servery side.

Following on from the previous post, RBJ1 received its underframe and bogies this afternoon. The underframe is scratchbuilt from various sizes Evergreen styrene rod, 'I' beam etc and a number of SEM underframe components (ie brake cylinders etc).

While the handbrake is not the correct type, the SEM 'Miners' style handbrake was all I could get my hands on at the time.

The bogies are Powerline Models 'Commonwealth' bogies which I am in the process of modifying to suit the Overland cars mounting pad. In the photos below, the car is just resting on the bogies.

The body also recieved its concertina's - which are modified Steam Era W car corridoor connectors.

It isn't N scale - but it looks like it! RBJ1 basking in the evening sun after being mounted on its bogies and underframe!

Still to be added is couplers, coupler lift bars, handrails, shunters steps, Electrical jumper leads, airhoses... the list goes on and on and on.

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