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Graham Hudson
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Hi Chaps,
The RSH 0-4-0ST is nearing completion but not without some difficulty. Rods and chassis both built on the Avonside jig should mean no binding as wheels were quartered with the GW press. Finally realised there was not only nil sideplay on the leading axle but there was so much friction between the washers and hornblocks that the wheels really had to be forced to turn. With each of the spacing washers given a few strokes on wet & dry all was well on reassembly. In fact the chassis behaves like a wagon with pinpoint axles if the final drive pinion is put out of mesh. The body is finished in dark blue and lettered for NCB No.13, maybe that was asking for trouble! Thanks to GD for making me aware of Railtech transfers.
Graham Hudson