Virtual Missenden – Boiler Fittings


  • Boiler seams – Not strictly speaking about boiler fittings, but relevant to boilers in general. A solution for etched boilers that are not quite big enough for the ends to meet when they are rolled.
  • Chemically Blackening – The technique of chemically blackening metal parts.
  • Making tiny details – A guide to make some of those small bits that might not be included in your kit or for when scratch building.


A number of video extracts taken from the Right Track DVD series, volume 2 locomotive construction.

We start with two clips showing alternate means of fitting chimneys and domes to our boilers. Firstly using epoxy resin.

Alternatively soldering these components

Adding the smoke box door to a white metal kit

Adding boiler bands to a boiler that does not have a representation of them. The same technique can be used if the kit has over scale or incorrect boiler bands. First remove the incorrect representation.

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