A Quick Job!

Bathgate Locomotive Works are on piece work today.

A little problem bracket to make.  There was a 1/4” hole already drilled for the fulcrum point of the reversing lever in the framing.  There is no room on the outside of the framing because of the wheel to add a support there for the reversing lever shaft.  Also the reversing lever needs to be only 1/32” away from the inside of the framing.


I have fitted a temporary lever but the actual one will be 3/8” thick at the base so there will be no gap as shown at the moment.


I have fitted a bracket which is bolted to the framing and also supports the shaft.

Had me puzzled but looks like the best option.

And they say the steam locomotive is a crude piece of machinery.