Friday, August 26, 2011
Scrubber Car No 15 in "O" scale part 7
It's been a year since my last entry. I managed to break several bones in my writing hand and that put a stop to modelling for a long time. But the Brill side frames came back from the caster and I have managed to finish the two cars that I had under construction. The rest of the time I have put a lot of thought into a layout and structures and every time I decided to start I manage to change my mind. End result to date, a big zero.
Scrubber car No 15 is now finished and sits on a Bull Ant mechanism. The complete unit including the mechanism weighs in at 150 grams (6.5 ounces). Well within the capabilities of the Bull And and as expected it runs very well.
I decided to fit a trolley pole hook to the roof. The original never had one but on a layout it's nice to be able to park the pole away from the overhead. I have used the last of my scratch built trolley poles on these two models so I'll have to make a new batch soon.
The photo shows the car in front of the only two structures I have managed to scratch built so far.