1001

1001

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Assembly Instructions
1. Cut parts from the sprue and remove any moulding flash. Use a sharp craft knife for the small parts and a razor saw or nippers for the larger ones. Some extra parts are provided to enable modellers to make variations. Use a MEK type fluid adhesive applied with a fine paint brush.
2. Place the steel ballast weight in the centre compartment under the floor with the words COOPER CRAFT ENGLAND over the compartment to retain the weight in place. (Weight and lid omitted from the drawing for clarity)
3. Using the parts from the floor sprue cement the brake shoes and rods into the position shown. (On one side only.)
4. Remove all the Dean-Churchward brake lever bracket from one end of each side frame moulding as shown by the dotted lines. Gently squeeze the brass bearing cups into the axleboxes. Cement the side frames to the floor locating the solebars slightly away from the chassis ribs as shown using the wheelsets to get the distance correct. Make sure all is square before the adhesive sets. The wheelsets can be dropped into place by gently springing the axleboxes apart, but painting is easier without them in place.
5. Taking the wagon ends check for fit against the floor ends removing any unwanted projections. Cement the coupling hook and buffers in place. Round off the buffers if needed with a fine file. Three link couplings (not supplied) may be fitted in place of the dummy hook. Cement the ends to the floor assembly.
6. Cement the wagon sides into position.
7. Three different types of coupling bases are provided. These are for the small plastic tension lock coupling supplied, the Peco Simplex auto coupler, or a standard Hornby tension lock coupling. If you use the plastic tension lock coupling, remove the pip on the base moulding to provide a snug fit, and be careful not to get cement on to the hook pivot.
8. Cement a brake lever into each brake lever bracket in the OFF position if the wagon is to be used running in a train.
9. Cement the door drop springs in position below the rubbing strips. Use tweezers to hold for a few seconds until the MEK ‘bites’.
10. The corners of the wagon body can be very lightly rounded off so that they look like folded steel. Wait until the cement is really dry.
11. Bend up the tarpaulin rail from the phosphor bronze wire provided into the shape shown in the sketch. Snap it into position using the holes provided in the ends, the spring of the wire should keep it in position.
12. Paint the entire wagon in G.W.R. wagon grey including the underframe and wheelsets. Keep the paint out of the bearing pockets and off the axle ends and wheel treads. Paint the brake levers white.
13. Carefully cut around each section of the waterslide transfers leaving a small margin . Affix the transfers by soaking in a dish of water then sliding into position with a pin or the tip of a small craft knife. The positions of these are shown in the small sketch elevations.
14. Gently flex the axleguards apart and drop the wheel sets in position.