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New pictures below of test-build of Richmond etches!

Test etches for Richmond provd successful. Kit now available. Note the wheel and coupling rod splashers. Trickiest area to build.

½ etched strip still to attach on top of wheel splashers

This is the fold-up wingplate from Grosvenor - but it forms a vital part of all my Stroudley Locomotive kits, in one way or another.
Stages of construction are usually:-

1.
Fold the sides round, from flat as seen.
2.
Fold the top panels down, and run a fillet of solder along the inside of the corner, being careful not to overrun towards the ‘tail’
3.
Fold own the ‘tail’ to point downwards, and pull back over a thin rod to form the first reverse curve. If you are deft with the soldering iron, a tiny fillet of solder can be used to anchor these, while the next bend is made. Again, do not overrun!
4.
Follow that with forming the main large radius contour of the splasher. Usually, I just ease this round with my fingers, and only solder when fully satisfied it is correct.
5.
Before you solder this part, bend up the extreme end of the ‘tail’ into it’s tiny reverse curve. Only when the profiles are exact should you solder this edge. It is possible that there will be a small protrusion beyond the splasher side. IF this is the case, carefully file it away at the same angle that it will attach to the footplate.