Garrattfan's Modelrailroading Pages
MDC 3tr Shay
January 17, 2006
|While working on the superstructure it occurred to me that the fuel bunker just would not sit tight on the frame. No matter how hard I pressed it, it would only sit there for some time and than come loose again.|
You can clearly see the gap between bunker and frame
You can't glue the bunker to the frame because it will later obstruct your access to the motor. So I had to find the cause of this obsessing tendency. I found that the gap would always be on the side opposite from the side where a pressed the bunker. It proved to wobble over the top of the motor. This on its turn was caused by the shim that I inserted under the motor to align it to the gearbox.
|The remedy was to cut away some plastic from the inside of the tender|