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W1 Hush Hush
« on: December 12, 2011, 07:31:27 pm »
Anyone wanting a model of this loco can contact Mike J by PM.
Price etc unknown by me, but this is what it looks like


The pic doesn't do it justice - soz

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Re: W1 Hush Hush
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2011, 11:21:14 am »
Geez where is the mouth watering emoticon when you need it?  I wouldn't mind but I reckon that Management would have something to say (mostly because my December bag reads 3 x 101, 1 x 411 and 1 x 121 already...)
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Re: W1 Hush Hush
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2011, 06:21:10 pm »
Aw, come on. Everyone knows you have a Christmas sack, not a bag. Therefore you can get much more in it :evil:

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Re: W1 Hush Hush
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2011, 06:56:13 pm »
Hi,

I thought the engine looked familiar. One of these engines won the NGS Annual Model Making Competition this year. Don't think it was this one as the bodywork above the driving wheels is slightly different. The guy modified his from a Graham Farish A3.

It is a very unusual looking engine. :thumbsup:

Alex

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Re: W1 Hush Hush
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2011, 07:09:30 pm »

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Re: W1 Hush Hush
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2011, 07:33:53 pm »
Heres a couple of my pics from Wigan mainly to test if I can post some pics!!




Fancy a W1 ??   (Hush Hush.............. dont tell the wife!!)    ;)
As stated earlier, if you fancy one of these little beauties, send me a PM & I'll pass your details onto the chap that makes em!!

I am not involved in the manufacture or financial side of these models, we just agreed to showcase his models because we thought  they were fantastic.

Hes also made a Garrett  a streamlined Duchess & an LNER Railcar

"I have a cunning plan.............. so cunning you could put whiskers on it and call it a fox"


North of England Line  (aka Scarworth Junction)
North of England Line 2 (Scarlington )

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Re: W1 Hush Hush
« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2011, 09:07:03 am »
Very nice models there.

I've done a W1 also, but I did mine in rebuilt form, so used Farish A4 as the basis, with some stretching!





It's a long machine once built and makes an A4 look a bit shorty!

Cheers,
Alan
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Re: W1 Hush Hush
« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2011, 05:28:12 pm »
That looks nice............ & its good to see something else  a bit different.

If the A4's were stretched any more to make a W1,  Mr Gresley would have had to make an articulated joint in the middle like on the "bendy-busses"   :smiley-laughing:
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Re: W1 Hush Hush
« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2011, 02:21:17 pm »
Both models are very impressive machines. a shame the real one doesn't exist anymore :(

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Re: W1 Hush Hush
« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2011, 04:25:02 pm »
If the A4's were stretched any more to make a W1,  Mr Gresley would have had to make an articulated joint in the middle like on the "bendy-busses"   :smiley-laughing:
Actually the LNER Pacifics are noticeably shorter than the LMS ones when you place them side by side, despite the 8-wheel tenders.

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Re: W1 Hush Hush
« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2012, 08:33:04 am »
Very nice models there.

I've done a W1 also, but I did mine in rebuilt form, so used Farish A4 as the basis, with some stretching!





It's a long machine once built and makes an A4 look a bit shorty!

Cheers,
Alan


This is a fantastic conversion Al. I watched it progress on RMweb and was impressed by the skill and care you took to keep the line of the running plate, managing to stretch it without creating any kinks. A lovely job.
Mike
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Re: W1 Hush Hush
« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2012, 09:17:12 am »
This is a fantastic conversion Al. I watched it progress on RMweb and was impressed by the skill and care you took to keep the line of the running plate, managing to stretch it without creating any kinks. A lovely job.
Mike

Thanks Mike. I've seen conversions in OO where 2 A4 shells are simply halved and rejoined to either make a W1 or streamlined B17 - but I never liked this as the kink in the running plate stands out like a sore thumb. Keeping all of the running plate from one body sorts this out, and then you (just!) need to lengthen the boiler and the cab.

Best Regards,
Alan
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Re: W1 Hush Hush
« Reply #12 on: January 25, 2012, 10:17:45 am »
Alan

Your model is superb, as all of them appear to be, where did you get the front bogie from?

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Re: W1 Hush Hush
« Reply #13 on: January 25, 2012, 11:43:40 am »
where did you get the front bogie from?

N brass locos.

Unfortunately for the A4 (and hence W1) the body needs quite a bit of not so easy modification to get it to fit and sit in the correct location - a lot of the underside of the front of the streamlined casing needs removal.

Regards,
Alan
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Re: W1 Hush Hush
« Reply #14 on: February 21, 2012, 06:27:23 pm »
Thanks to the original poster I have one of Derek Rutherford's models of the W1 in original form. It really is a super model.

Alan

 

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