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Offline AR

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SR Leader Class
« on: May 28, 2017, 10:43:48 PM »
Hello all,

As a modeller guilty of never finishing one thing before I start the next, I have embarked on a personal CAD project which, as you have probably guessed by the title, is the SR "Leader" class. I have chosen to model this mainly because I think the story of the prototype is fascinating and the locomotive itself is very unique.

I am aiming to re-wheel a Class 40 or 55 with 9-11mm wheels which will provide a passable, if not 100% accurate, basis for the 3D printed body and bogie sides. These have been hard to come by but I will keep looking!

Over the past couple of days I have managed to get a fair bit of design work done:










I know this loco can split opinion so I look forward to seeing what you all think about it!

Cheers,

Alex

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Re: SR Leader Class
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2017, 11:13:55 PM »
Personally, I think the prototype is one of the ugliest monstrosities ever created. :thumbsdown:

However, I'm sure you'll create a faithful model Alex and I look forward to watching your progress. :thumbsup:
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Re: SR Leader Class
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2017, 12:15:13 AM »
I'm looking forward to the model, let's face it it will never be released as a RTR.

It does have a class 66 charm about it  :D   

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Re: SR Leader Class
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2017, 12:33:29 AM »
A Bleeder! (As it was called by the crews)

Very, very cool.  :thumbsup:
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Re: SR Leader Class
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2017, 09:53:57 AM »
Personally, I think the prototype is one of the ugliest monstrosities ever created. :thumbsdown:


Many thought this of the Q1 but I thought, like the Leader, it was a wonderfully quirky thing.
Good luck, Alex :thumbsup:

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Re: SR Leader Class
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2017, 09:57:18 AM »
Hello all,

Thanks for the comments, I see it has divided opinion already haha!

I have been searching for wheels and am struggling to find any so if anyone has any they are willing to sell or might know of a source of such I would be very grateful indeed if you could let me know! :thankyousign:

Cheers,

Alex

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Re: SR Leader Class
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2017, 10:04:39 AM »
Can't help there, but I hope your project reaches completion.

You will have a unique model of a unique and weird locomotive!!

Good luck!  :thumbsup:

George
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Re: SR Leader Class
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2017, 10:32:38 AM »
I would be very interested in one should your model get to fruition and possibly become available for us other mere mortals. looking really good so far.

blooming ell, those wheels are big aint they!!
http://www.douglas-self.com/MUSEUM/LOCOLOCO/leader/leader1a.jpg

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Simon

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Re: SR Leader Class
« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2017, 10:55:52 AM »
He needs the Farish 10.5mm loco wheels. :)

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Re: SR Leader Class
« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2017, 11:17:10 AM »
I made a representation 5 years ago of 36001 using a Deviant Art card body supported by a Kato Class 66 body (1:160 scale) mounted on a Kato K1081x chassis. I actually used two card overlays in order to give a bit of depth. I also used some bits from a del Prado 4MT to create the coal bunker, chimney, dome and whistle. Rectangular buffers replaced the original rounded buffers and the bogies were modified by the addition of plasticard strip.

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Re: SR Leader Class
« Reply #10 on: May 29, 2017, 11:25:47 AM »
I made a representation 5 years ago of 36001 using a Deviant Art card body supported by a Kato Class 66 body (1:160 scale) mounted on a Kato K1081x chassis. I actually used two card overlays in order to give a bit of depth. I also used some bits from a del Prado 4MT to create the coal bunker, chimney, dome and whistle. Rectangular buffers replaced the original rounded buffers and the bogies were modified by the addition of plasticard strip.

Finished in BR lined grey livery with early crest.




A nice model of an ugly prototype. :D Good work MSR. :thumbsup:
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Re: SR Leader Class
« Reply #11 on: May 29, 2017, 11:31:15 AM »
That's a very lovely model MSR :thumbsup:

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Re: SR Leader Class
« Reply #12 on: May 29, 2017, 11:40:56 AM »
I love quirky unusual locos so you can add my name to the list of YES please Alex.
Keep us posted on your progress .
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Re: SR Leader Class
« Reply #13 on: May 29, 2017, 12:17:19 PM »
I made a representation 5 years ago of 36001 using a Deviant Art card body supported by a Kato Class 66 body (1:160 scale) mounted on a Kato K1081x chassis. I actually used two card overlays in order to give a bit of depth. I also used some bits from a del Prado 4MT to create the coal bunker, chimney, dome and whistle. Rectangular buffers replaced the original rounded buffers and the bogies were modified by the addition of plasticard strip.

Finished in BR lined grey livery with early crest.




You did a great job! 5 years ago, and it looks brill.

Captured the character of the beast!

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Re: SR Leader Class
« Reply #14 on: May 29, 2017, 02:01:02 PM »
It does have a class 66 charm about it  :D

I'm glad I'm not the only one who sees a certain resemblance between them!

Highly recommend 'The Leader Project' for those after some background. Very detailed book, nice balance of text and photos, and for £8.40 on Amazon, you can't go wrong!

Cheers, NeMo
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