A new shipment of Railflyer parts arrived the other day. And with what little time I had over the weekend I managed to make a bit of progress on my SD walkway Module.
Next thing I did was to assemble and attach one of DP6184 Coupler plates I’ve had for awhile now That assembly is pretty straightforward, though a little bit of filing is necessaryto get the bottom plate to fit squarely. The entire coupler plate assembly is attached to the pilot face using diluted barge. There are two notches on the back of the plate that fit into the coupler opening on the pilot. At this time I also attached the recessed train line panel on the back of the pilot, for this brass-brass joint I used AC as solder didn’t seem necessary.
The coupler plate sticks through the pilot slightly and serves to perfectly align the pilot with the end of the frame. this also creates avery strong plastic to plastic joint. The pilot itself is attached to the frame with diluted barge, while Plastruct Plastic Weld is used to attach the coupler plate to the draft gear box.
In this shipment I also received my two underframe detail bundle sets, which include these absolutely fantastic turned brass air tanks. They’re perfectly round and have the realistic weld bead along each end.
Each tank has a fitting for each end, and a drain for the rear. These are incredibly tiny and unfortunately my camera doesn’t do them justice, but they are very detailed, and need very little cleaning. A tiny bit of sanding and they’re set. I used diluted barge to attach them.