Necessity Is The Mother Of Invention…..

No, the Bathgate Locomotive Works manager has not thrown a tantrum!  When one doesn’t own, or have access to, a set of bending rolls then lateral thinking comes into play. The fallplate below the smokebox has two curves. The following show the evolution of the two curves:                 Read more about Necessity Is The Mother Of Invention…..[…]

Reversing Lever Et Al……

The Bathgate Locomotive Works are on overtime.  As the lockdown continues, the midnight oil is being burnt with a vengeance and progress with ‘Maude’ continues apace. Had fun making this. Not finished yet as it has still to be tapered towards the handle. I decided to make it 3/16” thick instead of 1/8”.  Mainly for Read more about Reversing Lever Et Al……[…]

‘Brewstina’ At Almondell…

Our ever busy Secretary came up with the idea of scratch building ‘Brewstina’ for the young daughter of a colleague at work.  This unusual model is based on ‘Brewster’ from the television series Chuggington. Mainly constructed from wood Robert added plaits, a cotton tail and a secret drawer within which to place trinkets.  ‘Brewstina’ was Read more about ‘Brewstina’ At Almondell…[…]