LMS 57ft CHASSIS
Etched kit assembled and awaiting a bodyshell.
This etched nickel silver carriage underframe kit is from the Palatine Models range and was a joy to assemble. Representing a typical LMS 57ft chassis, it can be employed under a wide range of coaching stock and a choice of riveted or welded frames offers further options. Half-etched locating guides are provided on the carriage floor, so there are no excuses for soldering the wrong bits in the wrong place and all the parts fit together supremely well - hardly any fettling was required and, as a result, assembly progressed quickly and smoothly.
Having installed a set of MJT whitemetal bogies, the chassis has been thoroughly cleaned and tested before the resin battery boxes and brake cylinders are fitted. I'm going to fit a superdetailed Dapol compartment brake bodyshell onto this chassis, eventually...