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Class 22 - Part 5

Posted by D869 , in class 22, locos 22 February 2011 - - - - - - · 321 views
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It Lives!

This is a quick update with some good news about my class 22 - this afternoon postman brought me an Atlas MP15DC that will provide the chassis for the class 22.

It had taken about 5 weeks to arrive from New Jersey. I was rather beginning to think that it was never going to arrive and wishing that I'd just found a nice Farish class 20...


Class 22 - Part 4

Posted by D869 , in class 22, locos 14 February 2011 - - - - - - · 949 views
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The roof detail goes on...

Choice of Prototype

So far I hadn't really done anything that had limited the choice of loco that I could build, but on reaching the roof that was about to change because this is one place where there were lots of variations.

The pilot scheme locos D6300-6305 were ruled out because they had a different layout for the...


Class 22 - Part 3

Posted by D869 , in class 22, locos 04 February 2011 - - - - - - · 374 views
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Fitting the Cabs

To recap from the previous installment... I think that the cab sides need to taper slightly inwards from the doors to the nose, but the kit seems to assume that this doesn't happen.

I took some dividers and marked 0.5mm in from the widest part of the nose ends. I filed down to these marks and then continued the filing down to...


Class 22 - Part 2

Posted by D869 , in locos, class 22 02 February 2011 - - - - - - · 450 views
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In this post I actually start to build the kit...

Folding the Body

The one job that was worrying me most of all (and probably delaying me starting work) was bending up the single etching that makes the loco sides and roof. Logically this semed like the place to start construction, so at least I would get what seemed to be the worst job over and...


Class 22 - Part 1

Posted by D869 , in class 22, locos 31 January 2011 - - - - - - · 893 views
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Look at a few photos of trains in Devon and Cornwall in the 1960s and the chances are that you will see class 22s cropping up quite often. Although they were regarded as probably the least successful of the WR diesel hydraulics, they were a key part of the scene in the South West and I needed at least one of them if my stock was going to be representative...


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