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5" Meter Maid 0-6-0

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I have been given the parts for a rolling chassis for this loco and complete set of drawings for the full loco.

Does anyone who has built one of these have any pointers for problems they encountered, modification suggestions or general advice?


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Thanks Bill.

It was actually someone at my society who gave me the parts and other members gave me some advice but just wanted to see if anyone on here had any advice. The more people you ask the more you can compare and get a better idea and understanding of how to do things
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Thanks for your comment.

Yesturday I went to a local steam rally and was able to have a close up look on a 5" Sweet Pea, which definitely sparked my urge to build this engine, but reading the average time you have mentioned its a bit daunting however like you say it is definitely worth it.

Luckily I do not need to spend money on equipment as I am able to build the loco and my local society.

When I first got the parts I was able to use a college workshop to start this and up to now shamefully all I have done is drill out the frames and partly started the brackets.

I am planning to setup a blog to track my progress with the build which I will post a link to when I have started this again and setup the website.
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