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Post  MrStationHouse on Mon 01 Oct 2012, 2:16 pm

Please excuse the poor picture -has any one had problems with the front spectacle plate not lining up? It seems half a hole out. Obviously I can grind off the bottom but that seems drastic.

Look forward to hearing from you

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Post  Tim Watson on Mon 01 Oct 2012, 3:33 pm

What appears to be stopping it lining up?

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Post  lynnr on Mon 01 Oct 2012, 4:05 pm

Check back on the production thread I think there was a note about the plate being fouled by the boiler.

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Post  Tassie Tiger on Mon 01 Oct 2012, 7:33 pm

I have the same problem also.

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Post  MrStationHouse on Mon 01 Oct 2012, 11:45 pm

Thanks for the replies, glad it is not just me! It is the boiler which it is fouling.

Will email Steve and let you know what he says.

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Post  highpressure on Tue 02 Oct 2012, 4:53 am

Mine was tight and I just attacked with a flap wheel till it fitted, wont be seen, and is totally covered in crud now anyway. It might be the cleading that causes the problem.

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Post  MrStationHouse on Tue 02 Oct 2012, 7:15 am

Pinged an email to Steve and his response was as follows:-

Yes, just remove some from the underside of the spectacle plate. The nature of boiler construction does create a fair degree of variation. If I was to design a gap between the two then it could be too large for the ‘low’ boilers. It’s too late for you but I’ll add a note in the Kit 09 instructions explaining this and perhaps the need to take some metal off the spectacle plate.

Incidentally you will see that the rear spectacle plate has three holes in the bottom of it. On the full size engines these would have been actually bolted to the boiler. This is not practical or necessary for us, so just put in some dummy bolts.

Sorry that you’ll spoil your paintwork.


So out with the tools it is.

Thanks dor your help folks.

With best wishes
Simon

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Post  Tassie Tiger on Tue 02 Oct 2012, 7:09 pm

Thankyou Simon & Steve. I will make it fit.
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