A Garratt In Miniature

December Update

Here’s a brief update for December. Been dragged around too many city centres on shopping expeditions this month! Anyway, work is progressing on some of the smaller pieces. The rear balance bracket is well underway. This connects the rear pony spring with the rear driver spring, through a swinging beam. The three holes in the side are to be slotted, when my long series cutter turns up, and will provide a home for the swinging beam…

The image below shows the rear frame stretcher. This will sit between the two rear balance brackets above. The frame work above the 3/8 plate is to support the rear pony truck pivot and the two large holes will house the equalizing spring which will centre the pony truck. There’s still some work to do on these pieces, but almost completes the main frame components!…

No doubt there will be no update until the New Year now, so here’s wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Cheers, Chris

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: