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7mm - LB&SCR E2 - EXTENDED TANKS (WSF)
For 7mm scale & 0 Gauge.
For White/Black Strong Flexible (WSF) only.
A smoother, finer and crisper version that is quite a bit more expensive is also available in Frosted Ultra Detail (FUD)
This is a 7mm scale model of the London, Brighton & South Coast Railway (LB&SCR) E2 Locomotive with extended tanks, rescaled and optimized from the 4mm model. Certain details have been thinned out now printing tolerances can in areas be more generous.
The main motivation for the creation of the SCC E2's was to correct the errors and compromises made by previous manufacturers; as a result these freshly designed E2's are not shortened, the running plate curves are not over the top and they have the correct wheelbase. Spectacle plates have been added as an optional extra. If you don't want them simply cut them off and file smooth - easy.
Please note - the prototype photographs sometimes showed the Smoke-Box to have rivets and other times none at all. For this reason this model has been designed as the smooth type to print better and provide a better canvas. Rivets can be added by buying transfer decals that have physical relief. DCC Concepts is one manufacturer that supplies them.
BODY INSTRUCTIONS: The Smoke-Box Door is located in front of the body. 2 slide in cab doors are under the cab sprued - these slide in from the top and are removable, the cab roof is loose. This allows you to easier paint the interior and add a crew. The buffers are loose on a sprue beam, this gives you the choice of using them or substituting them with metal ones from other manufacturers without having to hack them off a buffer beam.
The Boiler Pipe is loose and it is to be joined usually to the left hand side of the locomotive if you are to use it. Refer to prototype photographs.
You will need hand rail pillars or split pins and rod for the hand rails.
To make the accurate positioning and fitting easier, holes have been slightly indented on the body; they just need drilling out. Couplings are left for the user to decide based upon preference; just pop in your preferred coupling type. Alternatively ignore that and slot a scale coupling through the rectangular hole in the buffer beam on the body.
For the rear window grills drilling small holes to take 0.3mm or 0.45 brass/nickel silver rod is recommended as printing them thin enough is difficult due to the tolerances of 'thin wires.'
To fit the chassis to the body, the rear simply slots in the body at an angle. The front is fixed via a screw or bolt that taps easily and is all that is needed, a nut can be glued in place inside the Smoke-Box Saddle if desired.
CHASSIS INSTRUCTIONS: Please see the instructions on the chassis for more...