A Jubilee for the Jubilee

Nick Mitchell constructs an etched chassis for a LMS 4-6-0 "Jubilee", to encourage others to complete more in time for the Association's Jubilee in 2020.

Nick has described this through videos, showing how to go about constructing a loco chassis. There are 34 episodes.

We've split them into five sections to help with finding your way around, or if wanting a long weekend of video, here is a link to the full playlist on YouTube.

Part 1 - Inspecting the kit and taking apart one of Nigel Hunt's completed models for a closer look.


Part 2 - Cleaning the etches, removing and tidying up components prior to assembly.


Part 3 - Using a broach to enlarge holes to accept axle bearings. Also drilling very small holes to fit springs later on.


Part 4 - Soldering axle bearings to the main frames.


Part 5 - Filing bearings flush, chamfering their edges, and adding detail to the bogie frames.


Part 6 - Constructing the worm shaft housing, including soldering nuts centrally over holes.


Part 7 - Using thin PCB pads and fold-up spacers for split-frame chassis construction.


Part 8 - Adding the remaining spacers and joining the frames together using the 2mm Scale Association frame assembly jig.