Template for footplate

Submitted by andrew.sdr on Sun, 29 Nov 2020 - 02:12
No.2 with cardboard template
No.2 with cardboard template in place for evaluation

Cardboard templates have been made for the new all-round steel foot-plating being made for loco No.2. Once finalised the templates will be used to mark out the sheet steel for cutting.

This is an alternative to making scale drawings and has the advantage of allowing a full size mock-up to be made before cutting the steel plate.

It also means that if the first template doesn't do the job then it can be discarded and a new one can be made; this avoids abortive work and produces less wastage.