David Andrews Princess Motion Bracket

In between working on the cylinders, I was also working on the motion bracket.

There are two options in the kit depending upon whether you are building one of the first two engines, or the production batch. I am building the production batch so chose the appropriate etches.

They are designed as a main fold up with addition folded sections to create both sides of the cast bracket.

David Andrews Princess Motion bracket parts

As etched when placed together they don’t fit, because the thickness of the metal pushes the etched slots out of alignment.

David Andrews Princess Motion bracket parts – dont work when fitted together as designed.

The simple answer to this is to carefully break of the wo sections at the fold line. File down the edge cusps so that the pieces align properly then solder them on in two pieces.

This is the bracket ready to fit after making sure that the slide bars fit in the slots.