Sunday, 5 February 2012

Old loco chassis

I went to put the TCS MC2 DCC decoder into the Watford Tank but realised the decoder I had was about 1mm too wide. Thankfully TCS have a different decoder, the M1, that I will purchase which will be ideal.

Flushed with the success of having a working chassis I got out another loco that I had been working on - the Judith Edge LMS/BR Jackshaft drive 0-6-0DE. I knew I could put the existing TCS MC2 decoder in the body of the diesel. However, the chassis didn't unscrew from the body cleanly and then I realised the chassis was all pitted.

At this stage I am unsure how much it will clean up or whether the damage has gone too far. I shall take advice and decide what possible cleaning can take place.

No going back

There is progress to report. The mill has finally been put in place and glued down. There is still work to do on the front openings and prov...