||12-10-2017 11:33 AM
(Looks like it has potential for sliding cab side windows.[/QUOTE])
Yes of course.
I think I've decided to eventually connect the two hoods and the cab permanently, this will give them some additional rigidity. At the moment there is some flexing in the frame when assembled and joining all three components together should eliminate some of that. I also plan to insert a brass strip behind the sides of the sole plates once the hand rails are positioned, this will provide some additional stiffness. Thinking ahead to wiring, I think having a single component body will help when doing that part.
I still have a lot of work to do on the cabs before I can get to joining it all together. Yesterday I went over to the railway museum to have a look in the cab of NAR#302 (a GMD1). Unfortunately when in CN ownership they changed the brake valves, so the hunt is on now to find an original layout photograph.
This shouldn't hold me up as I'll still have access through the cab roof when completed.