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Post  Nigel Mon 06 Sep 2021, 8:32 pm

Hi All

Apart from wheels, See my Water Bowser thread, I've not done much with the trailer kit, did try the chassis wood laid out, found one faulty part, But Will is on the case with this, apparently all the stock parts are also incorrect!!.
Must say the quality of the wood parts is excellent.

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Post  Nigel Fri 10 Sep 2021, 8:29 pm

Hi

I've now got all my metal parts back from powder coating, think this will be slightly tougher than paint.

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Post  Nigel Thu 16 Sep 2021, 8:32 pm

Hi

Not much progress, but I have built up the front steering frame, must say the parts fitted together really well. I'm still waiting for the replacement centre part from Will,  he says it should arrive soon.
I pre drilled the holes for the assembly screws, used 3mm drill, For the coach screws on the spring mounts I used a 4mm drill to pre drill the holes, I also used soap on the threads to make screwing in easier.  
I know I will have to disassemble this to varnish the wood, but I like to see how things look and try the fit before.

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Post  lynnr Fri 17 Sep 2021, 9:53 am

Hi

Looking good. A suggestion. Put a little bit of wax on the coach bolts when putting them in as it aids in preventing shearing them. Been there done it.
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Post  Nigel Fri 17 Sep 2021, 12:49 pm

Hi

Thanks Lynn, I've been using Soap, An old Carpenter told me that what he always used, but thanks principle is the same.
Just got the last kit today, but not in any hurry to build it, have a Tender that need painting first.

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