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Author Topic: Second-hand find - LNWR 'Jumbo'  (Read 303 times)

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Second-hand find - LNWR 'Jumbo'
« on: January 31, 2019, 12:34:47 AM »
An interesting second-hand find at Pontefract Show last weekend.




A close representation of an LNWR 'Waterloo' class 2-4-0 Loco. The last and largest 2-4-0s built by the LNWR, they were nicknamed 'Jumbos' (a nickname shared with the very similar 'Renewed Precedent' class).
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LNWR_Waterloo_Class
http://www.lnwrs.org.uk/PassClassLocos/pass_class_menu.php?display_class_details=wwht

The model appears to be part scratch-build, part kit-bash; with a mix of brass, whitemetal and plastic parts. The Loco chassis incorporates a much butchered Farish Compound Chassis, while the tender has a continental (I think Minitrix) frame with pickups on the outer 4 wheels.

The seller (who also had another couple of pre-grouping locos which looked to be of the same provenance) didn't have any knowledge of the builder or the origins so if anyone recognises it, any background information would be most welcome.

After a quick clean of the wheels and pickups it runs very nicely, if a little nosily but no more than you expect from these chassis with all brass gears!

For now all it will get is the paintwork touched up, crew & headlamps fitted and B&B couplings, and will hopefully make an appearance on 'Red Wharf Bay' at the Stafford Show next weekend...

There are a few detail improvements I can identify so maybe a fuller refresh will follow later...
« Last Edit: January 31, 2019, 12:38:33 AM by PLD »

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Re: Second-hand find - LNWR 'Jumbo'
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2019, 01:12:37 AM »
Looks like a Worsley Works etch based model.

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Re: Second-hand find - LNWR 'Jumbo'
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2019, 09:47:25 AM »
there's one for Union Mill's ....

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Re: Second-hand find - LNWR 'Jumbo'
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2019, 11:24:23 PM »
A few photos from a successful debut appearance at Stafford. She drew a lot of comment, including from several members of the forum. Thanks to all those who offered suggestions to the origins.

She was used for most of the weekend on the ex-LNWR non-corridor set.




and the opportunity was taken to pose with a couple of other LNWR survivors:
Firstly - Cauliflower 8542 (Union Mills detailed/renumbered)


and Precursor 5287 "Sirocco" (Graham Hughes kit on modified Farish chassis)

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Re: Second-hand find - LNWR 'Jumbo'
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2019, 10:15:32 AM »
An interesting loco to watch. Personally I thought yours was the most interesting N gauge layout at Stafford (but then, Iím not interested in wheeled boxes powered by diesel or electricity!)

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Re: Second-hand find - LNWR 'Jumbo'
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2019, 10:37:25 AM »
Great pictures, thanks for posting.

Your second-hand find certainly has character!
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

 

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