Anyway, among other things I was hoping to get some pictures of Ka 945, but since the shed wasn't open, I had a look round the site, and struck gold. You see the biggest problem when getting shots for modeling is that there is often lots of stuff that's in the way. However if someone has already striped things down, the problem goes away.
Leading or trailing driver, possibly for a Ja.
Take the tender out of the way, and voila, the bogie is exposed.
I can now finally work out just how the whole thing actually goes together, which 2D paper plans just done explain very well.
Want to see the cross head guide bars and valve gear hangers? just take all those annoying rods off. Why not remove the cylinders as well while you are at it?
A surprise for me in that the guide bars are not connected to the cylinders, and also note how far the main drivers crankpin sticks out from the wheel.
And we may as well get a shot looking the other way as well.
What do the front frames look like behind that metalwork at the front? A bit hacked around a bit, buts still visible.
Finally, there was some discussion on the standards thread at Nz120.org the other day about the possibility of having a dead scale wheel standard. as you can see from this stack the flanges are very small (which back up my measurements on local wagons)
'The defense rests M'lud'