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Set GCS2– Great Central Railway goods train.
The models can be displayed mounted on a track base made from six of the track sections, alternatively use in conjunction with items from set GCS1/GCS2 for a double track display.
Great Central Railway Robinson 9J class 0-6-0 .
Make up the chassis block and cut out the footplate and the wheels and framing.
Attach these to the block.
Make up the cab with its backhead layer and roof.
If cutting out the windows cut them after sticking the two layers together but while still flat.
Make up the firebox, boiler and smokebox, fit them together and then fix in place on the footplate against the cab.
The smoke box sits inside the extra "tray" piece.
Add the chimney and dome; they can be from the parts provided or from wood or plastic turned or filed to shape.
Add the wheel splashers.
The tender has its own chassis, footplate and wheel parts. In addition there are outside frames that fit outside the wheels.
The tender body is made up as an open box with a slight flare at the top, below the coal rails.
The coal load and water tank top is formed as another open box that fits down inside.
The tender top divider, toolboxes and water filler are made up and fitted.
The rear part of the tender top is meant to be not symetrical!
The loco and tender can be joined together by using a staple inserted into both chassis.
Paint the card edges and rear parts.
Great Central Railway 6 wheel goods brake van.
This vehicle has a thin chassis block, a fold down axle boxes part and a wheels part.
The axle spacers support the three pairs of wheels.
The chassis has the top surface and footboards added and the van body is made up.
The body is fixed on the chassis and the ends cut out ready to fit.
There are inner layers for the ends.
The ends are fitted and the roof fixed on top of the van and ends.
Small details added and touched up with paint.
Great Central Railway goods van.
The van has a chassis plate with fold down axles etc.
The wheels also fold down and fit under this and both are fitted under the folded up body with its false roof.
The roof is fitted over the van and headstocks and buffers added.
Great Central Railway low wagon.
This vehicle has a similar construction.
The body is a fold up box with a floor to fit inside.
The axleboxes, wheels and axle spacers are fitted as for the van.
The wagon is completed by adding headstocks and buffers and painting edges etc.
Great Central Railway double bolster wagon.
This wagon is very similar to the one above but has a pair of bolsters across the floor with vertical posts to restrain wood loads.
The wagon is completed by using suitable wire or even bristles, as the original Micromodels would have suggested.
Straight track 30' sections.
The track comes as nine 30 foot panels with rail overlays to be added on top. Six sections are enough to mount the train upon, as for the GCS1 set.