Class 14 rods
Replacement coupling rods for Heljan Class 14 "Teddy Bear" 0-6-0
The prototype rods were designed and built at Swindon Works in the true 'steam era' fashion. They were thin and shapely, flaring to huge bosses for the crankpin bearings. One boss was 6" thick!
The rods on the Heljan model are thin stampings that really do not capture the proportions of the prototype. The Brassmasters etches are built up in layers including overlays for the bosses. Some degree of filling with solder and filing back is required to get the flare into these bosses.
Like the prototype, these rods are hinged with pins and, unlike the Heljan ones, do not articulate on the crankpins.
These rods are designed for use with the excellent replacement wheels made by Ultrascale, although for OO or EM modellers they may be used with the Heljan wheels which have good detail.
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