Right here goes, the teach-in (April Tome Supp) doesn't show this loco. Having said that it still looks possible albeit I guess the cutting needs to be done on an assembled unit after removing surplus gearing.
The Camera Doc is US Surplus
bought from one of our Food Supermarkets for < £100 (all the packaging was American with stickers applied). I guess they couldn't sell them your side of Pond so thought the Brits will buy them so I did.
It's a Fuji FinePix F460 Digicam, just 5.1 Mp BUT also has a video function. Good buy as far as I'm concerned as it holds charge during 2 weeks whilst taking upto 200 photos.
The photos I take are manipulated using XnView (thanks Steve) a program for Dummies
easy to use.
Now back to the Bachmann VB release - if only they Gknew what we got upto with their products.
Here's photo of components as at today though I'm not sure as yet whether I'll use the Boiler moulding.
The "Boiler" isn't tall enough so requires an additional piece at base, component is part of a Magic Train Tanker and is just right in terms of Diam.
Footplate is a 3-piece 1mm Plasticard sandwich which sits over Bachmann footplate including the buffers.
The Cylinders from Bachmann are increased in diam and length using 7/16 tube from Evergreen. I prefer splitting tube to the wrap process favoured by others.
That's it, save to say that I'm proposing to have the Loco constructed so that it can be dismantled to access the Bachmann parts - remains to be seen if I win.