Jings! Is that the time?

It’s been way too many months since I put anything up on here but it’s been a pretty tight few months with any modelling activity geared towards subsistence as I negotiated some stormy waters in relation to some household bills and structural repairs.

Finally, calmer seas appear to have returned and with them the chance to do a bit of modelling for my own enjoyment again as creativity gets a little growing space once more.

This has allowed me to break a log-jam afflicting one of Project 77’s key elements, the 18″ Barclay. I had managed to tie myself in a knot with the instructions for the chassis by locating the fixed, driven axle at the front rather than the rear which really wasn’t on!

Tonight, after a couple of months’ vacillation I grasped the nettle and relocated the bearings and hornblocks from each end to the other. I also fabricated the gearbox frame although there are now clearance issues with the final drive extension. A few minutes work with a burr should sort this tomorrow night, all being well.

Once that’s done I can introduce myself to the delights of mounting and quartering Gibson wheels…

And after that, maybe get the beast running!


About maxstafford60093

Scotsman in exile. Lover of Scotland's railways, land, people and culture. Always got an ear for new and interesting music. Politically of the left and most definitely repelled by the shallow and narcissistic. An unlikely jazz-cat mod rocker with punk tendencies; a bit 1968, a bit 1977 with a distracting overdub of 1958... Most often found outdoors with my four legged buddy!
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5 Responses to Jings! Is that the time?

  1. Bob Reid says:

    And a fine looking beast it is too Dave!

  2. BURROWA says:

    Another wee ripper.

  3. Dave F. says:

    Good to see you back in harness, will you be needing the test track soon?
    All the best,

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