Return to the BUILD

In this issue, we attach the Catwalk, Base, and a few details to our starboard engine.

This issue will be nearly identical to the steps we followed to build the port engine in Issue 3, Issue 5, Issue 6, Issue 7, and Issue 10.



Materials: The Base for the Engine is metal, but the rest of these parts are plastic.


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  • Step-by-Step Instructions


Base of the Second Engine

Step 1

Retrieve your starboard engine from the previous issue. Fit the Catwalk to the bottom of the Columns with the stair details on either side of the Flywheel, aligning the Column pins into the matching holes of the Catwalk as shown:

Secure the Catwalk to the Columns from below with four (4) EM screws.

This is your friendly reminder to try using 3-in-One Oil on all screws going into metal:

As with my port engine, this is the point where I realized that the Catwalk interferes with the free rotation of my Crankshaft. Therefore, like before, I used a flat needle file to slightly sand down the edges of these two screw mounts until the Crankshaft cleared them:

Step 2

As with my first engine, I airbrushed this Engine Base with Mission Models British Sand Yellow acrylic paint to better replicate the ‘light mast’ color. This was then sealed in with a coat of Vallejo Satin Varnish:

Fit the Base for the Engine to the bottom of the Catwalk, noting the rounded recess at one end of the Base matches the end with the Flywheel as shown:

Secure the Base to the Columns with four (4) EM screws, capturing the Catwalk in between:

Step 3

Further secure the Base to the Catwalk with six (6) AP screws:

Step 4

Press the short, thicker post end of each Exhaust Valve into the center of each Cylinder Head, as shown:

NOTE: As these Exhaust Valves are quite delicate, I did not actually install these on my model just yet. I will install them once the engine room section has been completed and we no longer risk damaging them. This picture is for illustration purposes only:

Step 5

Press the two pins of the End Plate into the matching holes at the front end of this starboard engine assembly, as shown.

If needed, use a few drops of super glue on the pins to keep this part in place. Since we don’t know if something is going through the hole of this part yet, I made sure not to get any glue near it:


Our starboard engine now matches the point where we left off with the port engine. You may notice that these two engines are actually reversed mirrors of each other. We are likely going to need our magnifying glasses in the next few issues as there are tiny details coming up!

Next Up

Issue 31 – Turbine Steam Pipeline, Handwheel/Support, Reversing Gear, Low Pressure Pipelines, Pipes, Detail, Gangways

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