This is part of my Ruby conversion to OR&L number 6 but I think the discussions might warrant a new thread, so I started this one.
As you can see from the image above I'm considering changing the direction that my throttle is pointing.
It seems to work; that is, it clears the cab window no problem, and can be connected easily to the oiler if I use the butane line to add some
additional length to the copper tubing from the oiler. But here is the real problem,,, and I'm hoping that more experienced and wiser steam-modelers
than myself can give me some guidance here;
How do cut it down so that the knob (or the control lever I'm putting on its place) fits inside the cab and runs parallel to the fire box sides about 1/4" offset?
Is it possible to cut this throttle down in other words?
[*] I want to clear the backhead to add prototypical details like oiler, firebox doors, plumbing and a throttle that works via linkage to the real throttle.
[*] I want to install a removable servo unit in the space between the boiler and the cab sides
[*] I want to cover the existing burner jet with a false backhead made of brass.