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:










Front plate with hinges.  Sometimes the smaller jobs take longer!

Managed to make a couple of hinges.  Initially problem with the two plates heeling required slight adjustment and rounding the two meeting edges.