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Offline Stevie DC

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Re: My new locomotive works...
« Reply #345 on: March 07, 2018, 09:32:53 PM »
A jubilee would probably be the best starting point for a C4. Not a C13 either I'm afraid but I do have the drawings for those...

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Re: My new locomotive works...
« Reply #346 on: March 07, 2018, 09:35:25 PM »
A jubilee would probably be the best starting point for a C4. Not a C13 either I'm afraid but I do have the drawings for those...

I have the etches, its a longer term pair of projects.  I need to build my U1 first.

It will be nice to see an Atlantic built.

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« Reply #347 on: March 07, 2018, 09:50:52 PM »
I'm looking forward to seeing that U1! :)

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Re: My new locomotive works...
« Reply #348 on: March 07, 2018, 09:54:46 PM »
There is a lot of machining of WD 2-8-0 chassis to do as the motors need to be reversed to fit.  The rest of the loco is a very simple design and can be easily fabricated in brass.

As for a County Tank a Farish V2 chassis is the best starting point.

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Re: My new locomotive works...
« Reply #349 on: March 07, 2018, 09:59:59 PM »
There is a lot of machining of WD 2-8-0 chassis to do as the motors need to be reversed to fit.  The rest of the loco is a very simple design and can be easily fabricated in brass.

As for a County Tank a Farish V2 chassis is the best starting point.

Hmm how would the Dapol 38xx shape up for the U1? It know it is pretty close for an O4.

Re the County tank, I would be looking at a pannier to hack about and fit bigger wheels to - V2s are becoming hard to come by nowadays...

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Re: My new locomotive works...
« Reply #350 on: March 07, 2018, 10:04:20 PM »
There is a lot of machining of WD 2-8-0 chassis to do as the motors need to be reversed to fit.  The rest of the loco is a very simple design and can be easily fabricated in brass.

As for a County Tank a Farish V2 chassis is the best starting point.

Hmm how would the Dapol 38xx shape up for the U1? It know it is pretty close for an O4.

Re the County tank, I would be looking at a pannier to hack about and fit bigger wheels to - V2s are becoming hard to come by nowadays...

There is a white metal GWR Tank loco that is almost spot on for the basis of the body.  GWR liked to reuse standard boilers and the County Tank was a case in point. I have the bits, just not sat down to figure out what changes need to be made.  A future build thread I think.

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Re: My new locomotive works...
« Reply #351 on: March 08, 2018, 01:28:50 PM »
Ok since people seem to have stopped guessing, does this very rough layout using parts from the Grange and a couple of spare bogies give anyone some clues?


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Re: My new locomotive works...
« Reply #352 on: March 08, 2018, 01:32:16 PM »
NER Raven class

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Re: My new locomotive works...
« Reply #353 on: March 08, 2018, 01:44:25 PM »
NER Raven class

Nope, too far north for my own modelling, although I do love the Raven tank and Gresley's rebuild of it. Technically this one wouldn't have run on the ECML either but I rather like it and it wouldn't be too much of a stretch to think it might have been tested on suburban services out of Kings Cross when the LNER inherited it. A further clue, I think I'll be modelling it in its original(ish) livery to add a bit of variety to the more common liveries...

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Re: My new locomotive works...
« Reply #354 on: March 08, 2018, 03:02:52 PM »
The only listed LNER 4-4-4's are the H1 and H2, and with H1 ruled out, the only logical second is the H2, or a non-LNER prototype.

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Re: My new locomotive works...
« Reply #355 on: March 08, 2018, 03:12:20 PM »
The only listed LNER 4-4-4's are the H1 and H2, and with H1 ruled out, the only logical second is the H2, or a non-LNER prototype.

Cheers,
Alan

Indeed. Nice bit of logic!  :D

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Re: My new locomotive works...
« Reply #356 on: March 08, 2018, 09:10:51 PM »
Oh, the relief!

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Re: My new locomotive works...
« Reply #357 on: April 24, 2018, 01:51:52 PM »
I've been looking at the L1 CAD recently and have decided that it needs an upgrade. The original CAD was completed back in 2010 and was the first model I had produced in (the then new) FUD material from Shapeways. As such it is not as detailed as my current models and only covers the batch built at Darlington.





The CAD above represents no. 67740-67765 built by the North British Locomotive Company and were not fitted with Westinghouse pumps. I'll be doing the Doncaster, both North British and Stephenson & Hawthorns versions but not the prototype (no. 9000/67701) at the moment.

As you can see I've broken the back on the CAD but still have a way to go. I'm also designing it to be a better fit for the Farish 2MT chassis (which was available when I designed the original L1).

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Re: My new locomotive works...
« Reply #358 on: April 24, 2018, 09:28:52 PM »
That looks great, Steve :goggleeyes:

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Re: My new locomotive works...
« Reply #359 on: April 24, 2018, 10:53:37 PM »
any progress on the County Steve?

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