Cant believe it! not a split pin suitable in the workshop. So set about making up a few out of .8mm brass wire
Clamped down in the vice on a piece of hardwood and filed the wire flat on one side
Then measured off 5 lengths, bent them over the PB wire steam pipe, cut them, and then pinched each with a pliers to form the eyelets
With that done I started to fit the lubricators, atomizers, and pipes- this photo shows the steam pipe installed with the split pins
Hand rails completed with wrap around over smoke box door rim, lubricators, atomizer and pipes installed on this side
All complete and very close to start painting- small bit of straightening up and a bit of filling here n there
Its great to get this job completed, I wasn't to sure how the pipes were going to work with my plan of being able to remove the boiler from the footplate for painting. It does work but some of the pipes will have to be installed after painting- otherwise it worked out Deadly!
After a month's hiatus with all the snow among other things, my layout progress is back on track! Started printing out the components for the storey wings ready to be glued onto card and put together today. Watch this space.
VIDEO. 12.1.18. NIR GMs 8111 & 8113 arrive at Lisburn Station after running light engine from York Road Depot Belfast to Ballinderry to collect the spoil wagons .The Gms & spoil wagons would later work on spoil duties between Moira & Lisburn.