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I mentioned in passing on here a few weeks ago that we have a new locomotive project - a Backwoods kit for the Lynton and Barnstaple Baldwin Lyn.
This model is unusual for us because it comes part-assembled.
It came into our possession as a quid pro quo from a good friend of the layout in return for Himself taking on some advanced troubleshooting on a couple of other locomotives.
Now, with second-hand Backwoods kits the best advice is caveat emptor and it's very much the case here.
(Apologies, this post keeps drifting off into Latin.)
Himself tells me that the person who'd started the kit had broken the golden rule of following the instructions to the letter.
In this case they'd jumped ahead a few stages in putting the frames together meaning it was now impossible to insert the wheels, and their associated compensation mechanism.
Fortunately it was not so far advanced as to prevent him unsoldering parts and reconstructing it as it was designed to be put together.
Himself tells me he regards all this as a very good warm up exercise for taking on one of the new Garratt kits we obtained in the summer, which I anticipate will become his main winter project.
This article first appeared on bronhebog.blogspot.com
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