The new hole in my head
The corner of the baseboard that made the new hole
The wagon I'd just made
Anyhow, after I stopped bleeding and ate my dinner I went back to the garage and cautiously sat down to start work on Britomart. After peeling off the bit of my head which had adhered to the layout I read through the first page of instructions and set about making a powered chassis. So far so good. I now have a chassis which runs in both directions.
The first stage, attaching the contacts to the motor
The motor glued on and a running chassis
I decided that that was enough excitement for one evening but I couldn't resist getting the footplate and frames from their fret and resting the boiler casting on just to get a feel for what it will look like. Marvellous, having seen real quarry Hunslets in a similar state of undress I can attest that even like this it looks very real.
A taste of things to come