So my thumb is healed, the creator of the thumb incident has left the building and it’s time to get going again.
What I need to do to cut plastic without attempting to cut my digits was to fit a decent rip fence to my bandsaw. Doing so was a bit of a palaver as the picture below shows as I had to clamp the drill in place on the saw table bed to drill the holes. You’re going to tell me I could have taken the table off and you’re quite right. I could. But I didn’t.
The other problem of course is that the table is aluminium as is the bed so I had to source some aluminium nuts and bolts. Fortunately I found some from a car maintenance website and the nuts were nylocks which was an added bonus.
With it all bolted together and the scales added, we are in business.
To clear some space for the continued build of the Square I decided it really was time to put the Bulldog back together, particularly as the transfers and plates can be done with the loco complete. Proof, for anyone else contemplating it, that you can use a Bachmann 32xx/90xx Earl/Dukedog chassis and a K’s Bulldog kit to create a Bulldog that will pass muster.