MOK 8F 8425 – My personal Enigma Finally Solved

Today I finally cracked my enigma. One of the reasons that the build stalled back in 2018 was that I couldn’t for the life of me work out how the water scoop mechanism went together.

At this point I need to say a big thanks to fellow Guild member Ian Allen for pointing me in the right direction. As with all things when you know what to look for it is there in the instructions it’s just not that clear.

My problem was the arm that goes alongside the inner chassis.

MOK 8F 8425 Tender Water Scoop Mechanism

I initially had it located in between the clevises at the front. When it needs to fit behind. This meant that when trying to fit the wheels the rod fouled them

MOK 8F 8425 Tender Water Scoop Mechanism

Once I knew this it made things a bit clearer then I discovered that I had the linkage that the water scoop attaches to upside down.

MOK 8F 8425 Tender Water Scoop Mechanism

With that corrected I was able to get it to fit together. It still needs fixing permanently in place but I have the balance weights to fit yet so I will wait until I have done that before making anything else that I might have to undo!

MOK 8F 8425 Tender Water Scoop Mechanism