In the meantime, my appeal for a pre-war switch plate for the old sideplate motor we acquired a few weeks ago was answered by a fellow member of the Rust Bucket Meccano forum. An exchange was made and today I received a package in the post containing the part I wanted fitted to an old, incomplete 6 Volt motor. The plate was damaged, I knew this was the case before we agreed terms! I set about repairing it.
|The top of the lever had been bent...|
|...and the metal had fractured|
|A few light taps with a soft-face hammer straightened it out and...|
|...a spot of soft solder filled the gap and should hold it together|
|Fitted to the motor you can see the solder line to the right of the hole|
I think it needs building into a crane, but should I follow a plan of just build one of my own design?...