Painted Guide with aluminium color and the Guide Holder in flat black. And continued to build Cross Head. I have not painted yet. I checked aligment and its slideability. I inserted a stainless shaft through the cylinder's holes straight to the Cross Head to check their centering. All are OK as in the 3D model.
1. Cut along for all parts but do not throw away the inner piece of frame (the biggest cardboard part).
2. Remove the inner piece and glue the bonding surface. (Spray glue is recommended)
3. Put the inner piece back to the frame.
4. Paste the frame to the thin frame (190 grams piece) and press all surface with a flat plate. The inner piece keeps the frame shape when assembly.
5. Remove the inner piece.
6. Assemly the Joint Reinforcement pieces (the smaller cardboard pieces)
7. Fillet out the corners with knife.
I avoid to use sand paper to the surface. It makes rough surface and not good for painting.
The cross head was completed. I want to see how the engine looked like when the main rod is set to. The rod holes and aligment with the cross head is OK. It seems no crashing with other wheels' joints. He's going to be a really operatable looking machine. I love to watch him and wanna share here.
The cardboad is made of bagasse. I don't know the English name. It's a material for most of architechture model building in my country.
For the plan to release is still far away. It may take 1.5 y from now , still long But I'll release in sections. Total 4 , Tender , Front Engine , Back Engine and Boiler+Cab.
Your build/rebuild of the drive gear is astounding! Such a complicated piece of gear and you have broken it down in such a way that I can (almost:mrgreen understand it. Is it my imagination or are the drive rods and main rods stronger/more robust than they were?
Thank you kcpstudio
I am back. More than a month I have nothing in progress. My time was occupied by work. Today I covered all joints by bolts. And added a link for reverse gear. That's all finishing of left side rod works.