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MAGAZINE ISSUE 11 - FITTING THE STEERING MECHANISM
I had no big issues with this weeks build, which involved putting together the steering rods and links and fitting them to the front axle and suspension system which was completed in issue 10. The only issue I had was two of the holes had to be opened up slightly with the small file I purchased at the beginning of the build (see issue 2). I also found it helpful to actually screw the screw into the hole on a couple of occasions and then remove it prior to attaching the relevant part and then screwing it together.

This issues magazine features an articles about route 2 between Marylebone Station and West Norwood and obstacles for the transport system in the 19th century. 

Issue 12 involves attaching parts of the brake mechanism to the left rear suspension arm.

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INSTRUCTIONS ISSUE 11 - FITTING THE STEERING MECHANISM

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BUILD ISSUE 11 - FITTING THE STEERING MECHANISM

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MAGAZINE ISSUE 12 - LEFT REAR SUSPENSION ARM AND BRAKE MECHANISM
Week 12 is the first of two similar builds, the left and right rear suspension arm and brake mechanism.  I found the build to be quite straight forward, having fitted a spring previously I knew to check that it was fitted the correct way up. The stiffener which is shown in photograph 3 of the build (to the left of the spring and goes over the top of the brake line connector) kept falling out, but a few small dabs of GS Hypo Cement glue quickly put an end to that problem.

This weeks magazine features articles on the continuation of Route 2 between Oxford St and Hyde Park and an interesting article on what makes the perfect bus looking the very beginning of the Routemaster design.

As previously mention week 13 is the construction of the right rear suspension arm and brake mechanism.

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INSTRUCTIONS ISSUE 12 - LEFT REAR SUSPENSION ARM AND BRAKE MECHANISM

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BUILD ISSUE 12 - LEFT REAR SUSPENSION ARM AND BRAKE MECHANISM

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MAGAZINE ISSUE 13 - RIGHT REAR SUSPENSION ARM AND BRAKE MECHANISM
Week 13 is the second of two similar builds, the left and right rear suspension arm and brake mechanism. Having just completed the left side in week 12, I experienced no issues with the right.

This weeks magazine features articles on the continuation of Route 2 past the south east corner of Hyde Park and the Buckingham Palace gardens Hyde Park and an article about the need for electrical power to run the deeper underground lines in the early 1900's.

In issue 14 the rear axle is fitted between the rear suspension arms and two cross pieces strengthen the structure.

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INSTRUCTIONS ISSUE 13 - RIGHT REAR SUSPENSION ARM AND BRAKE MECHANISM

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BUILD ISSUE 13 - RIGHT REAR SUSPENSION ARM AND BRAKE MECHANISM

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