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GWR Aberdare Update
« on: December 23, 2018, 05:23:55 PM »
A few years ago I'd begun a N gauge GWR Aberdare double frame locomotive. Simply put, this did not turn out as hoped. Lack of materials to make an adequate working chassis meant the first attempt went quite poorly. It simply wasn't possible to machine working cranks at such small scale - at least not by scratch and with what little materials I had to go by. For a while I simply kept the finished body in storage.

Eventually earlier this Summer I did get around to completing what I'd begun as a display model that could still be used on a layout. I'm not really disappointed as the final results look nice (for a kitbash at least), and it can still go alongside operating locos as scenic display. As for a layout I'm presently looking at a smaller diorama due to lack of space but as long as there's some little piece of line for the locos to reside on I'll be content for the time being. Model building is fun and I do apologize for not getting around to much with N gauge. That said I do still have the Grafar Pannier and a fleet of freight stock so I've got something to begin with.

With all that, I do intend to keep up what I've begun. Progress really depends on how much time and resources there are but I intend to stick around here for a while.

Would upload a photo but am having problems with the photo uploader so will try again later.
Modelling the GWR in N - slowly but surely.

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Re: GWR Aberdare Update
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2018, 12:10:35 PM »
Sounds like and interesting project, although quite a challenge?

 

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