A Garratt In Miniature

Hooray! November Update

After a few months off, work has once again kicked off!

Work has now started on putting all the key frame pieces together. Buffer beam angles have now been drilled and secured, although there is still some work needed to attach them to the frames. The image below shows the angles mounted to the frames and buffer beams, ready to be setup and drilled. The cylinder relief valves start to make it look like an NGG16!…

Another view of the assembly, showing some of the laser cut parts, test fitted to the frames…

This is the beginings of the main pivot point of the frames, seen in this picture, upside down! The round hole in the vertical plate is for an axle water feed pump, the bigger hole is the pivot for the main boiler cradle…

Below is a laser cut bracket, which will mount the motion bracket to the frames…

And finally, cut by hand (not laser!) the raised buffer beam section (shown in cleaner etch primer!)…

Cheers, Chris

3 responses to “Hooray! November Update

  1. David A Nicholson December 2, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    I am very interested in building a NGG16 and like the use you have made of lazer cutting. What is the gauge of your model? Will it be possible to see it at an exhibition or anywhere else? Any help would be appreciated.

  2. ngg16 December 18, 2011 at 11:44 am

    Hi David,
    Apologies for not getting back sooner, its beena hectic month with Christmas a coming and all that! Anyway, The gauge is 5″, about 1/5 scale. As for showing it off… At the moment, I need to work at bit more on the frames and wheels. Once I get a rolling chassis, I will consider showing it off to the outside world. In the mean time, if you need to know anything, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

    Cheers, Chris

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