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Author Topic: How easy is it to build an LMS Garratt  (Read 1060 times)

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Offline Loft

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Re: How easy is it to build an LMS Garratt
« Reply #15 on: Yesterday at 09:04:36 PM »
Hi Alan

Many thanks for this helpful guidance. In the next few days, once my second power unit has arrived, I will tackle this reversal.

What I bought is as in the photo attached. The piece in the kit you mention, designed to clamp to the whitemetal footplate of the kit, is missing. Could you possibly describe what it looks like, then I can try to make something equivalent.

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David [aka Loft]

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Re: How easy is it to build an LMS Garratt
« Reply #16 on: Yesterday at 11:12:13 PM »
The following photo should help, as should the attached pdf.



I don't think that posting the pdf breaches any copyright, as it is only of use to someone with a kit and that would have come with a set.

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Re: How easy is it to build an LMS Garratt
« Reply #17 on: Yesterday at 11:29:26 PM »
Hi Alan
What I bought is as in the photo attached. The piece in the kit you mention, designed to clamp to the whitemetal footplate of the kit, is missing. Could you possibly describe what it looks like, then I can try to make something equivalent.

Steve has covered this with his pics. Essentially the retaining piece (only holds the cylinder block) is a simple L shaped lump of whitemetal with a screwhole for an 8BA bolt. The chassis itself is secured with a long 8BA at the other end - this bolt also is the part that the smokebox of the central boiler section interfaces with and pivots about.

It should be reasonably easy to replace all these parts.

Cheers,
Alan
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