A Garratt In Miniature
December 18, 2011Posted by on
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!