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Last of the First - Part 6 (The End)

Posted by D869 , in locos, class 41 16 November 2012 - * * * * * · 898 views

Last of the First - Part 6 (The End) D604 is now ready for traffic. I'd like to say 'finished' but I suspect that some further attention to the chassis paintwork may still be needed.

There was one body detail issue that needed to be sorted - I was not too happy with the empty rectangular vent openings in the roof. After trying to find prototype photos to figure out how to make...


Last of the First - Part 5

Posted by D869 , in locos, class 41 08 October 2012 - * * * * * · 965 views
locos, class41
In the previous installment the etches for the D600 bogies had just arrived in the post leaving me wondering whether I could actually build a bogie from them...

Thankfully it turns out that I can :)

Some of you will have seen the partially completed bogie at the AGM on Saturday (and a jolly good day it was too). I had hoped to have two bogies built,...


Last of the First - Part 4

Posted by D869 , in class 41, locos 04 October 2012 - * * * * * · 931 views
class41, locos
Look what the postie just brought from PPD.

Now I just need to see if I can actually build a bogie from a kit that I designed myself :O


Last of the First - Part 3

Posted by D869 , in locos, class 41 15 September 2012 - - - - - - · 1,325 views
class41, locos
This is a catch up installment on D604... and quite a long one. I was quite keen to get it into a presentable state so that I could use it at TINGS, so that meant no mucking about on RMWeb for a little while.

In the last installment the basic shape of the bodyshell was completed but the detail was yet to go on. There is a lot less to add to the class 41...


Last of the First - Part 2

Posted by D869 , in locos, class 41 02 September 2012 - * * * * * · 878 views
class41, locos
A second installment of the D604 build...

In the previous episode the body was just starting to go together but was still short of quite a few important external panels.

Next step was to fit the nose ends. Unlike the class 22, these are far from flat so they had to be bent to the correct curve. This was tricky for a couple of reasons. Firstly there is no...


Last of the First

Posted by D869 , in locos, class 41 20 August 2012 - - - - - - · 954 views
class41, locos
The story so far... as regular readers may remember, we are at a point where we just about have enough locos to run the schedule at St Ruth. Recent additions from my direction prior to the Nottingham show earlier this year were a Farish Warship and a much modified Western, both in maroon.

A long time ago  I promised myself that I would not be...


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