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Right here we are finally. With the last post I thought I was there apart from a few castings.

 

But first the chassis pictures that were left off the last post.

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So we start by cleaning up the axle boxes and soldering them on. I then fitted the rear lamps, these needed a little bit carving out of them to pinch the wires, that act as the conduits. A quick photo session reveals that muggings had not fitted the water filler. So that was a root around to find it. It was one of the worst castings in the kit. Also at this time I realised I had not soldered a wire to the bottom of each tank side to represent, the projecting footplate.

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Finally half a hour of cleaning solder off, and the few little castings had used up another complete modelling session. But at least now it is just a good scrub down and priming. That is unless anything decides to fall of while cleaning.

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Thats looking very good Peter, you have got me all fired up again, and l might build another, l fancy 34004 'Yeovil' in malachite green with the three yellow stripes and BRITISH RAILWAYS in sunshine lettering as a model on a plinth on my bench.

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Looks fab, the only niggle is the shape of the lifting eyes as they should be semi-circular in shape ;)

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Thats looking very good Peter, you have got me all fired up again, and l might build another, l fancy 34004 'Yeovil' in malachite green with the three yellow stripes and BRITISH RAILWAYS in sunshine lettering as a model on a plinth on my bench.

You must be a glutton for punishment. The tender is fine but the loco is a nightmare, just glad it does not have valve gear as well. This one will be late crest in BR green as Watersmeet. (must order name plates)

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Looks fab, the only niggle is the shape of the lifting eyes as they should be semi-circular in shape ;)

Thanks you. I will have another look at the pictures and put the lifting eyes right.

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This one will be late crest in BR green as Watersmeet. (must order name plates)

 

The tender will need the briquette feeder cover, sits in front and to the right of the water filler on the 4,500 gallon tender. Plus a few other details on the loco to be correct for Watersmeet on a Late Crest ;)

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The tender will need the briquette feeder cover, sits in front and to the right of the water filler on the 4,500 gallon tender. Plus a few other details on the loco to be correct for Watersmeet on a Late Crest ;)

I cant say I have seen this on any of the photos, would you have any idea where there is a good one or a drawing of the said beast.

I am interested in what is needed on the body too. I do not have very much in the way of reference material here.

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It sits quite low down on the flat part of the tender, but it's there. The records clearly state that it was fitted to Watersmeet. If you google her you will find a fair few pictures of her. This is what a late crest WC should look like (ok these are Battle of Britain's):

 

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34065 Hurricane

 

Safety valves have been moved rearward, speedo fitted, infill and slope around chimney and aws battery box fitted at front

 

34049 Anti-Aircraft Command - Version 2

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It sits quite low down on the flat part of the tender, but it's there. The records clearly state that it was fitted to Watersmeet. If you google her you will find a fair few pictures of her. This is what a late crest WC should look like (ok these are Battle of Britain's):

 

34065

 

34065 Hurricane

 

Safety valves have been moved rearward, speedo fitted, infill and slope around chimney and aws battery box fitted at front

 

34049 Anti-Aircraft Command - Version 2

Thanks for those. It seems that the saftey vavles are already in the right place according to your model. I can see enough on your model and a photo I have seen to make the briquette lid.

 

I cant see what has been infilled on the slope around the chimney. Was it made level with the rest of the casing?

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I have just found out what you mean about the infill. It is behind the chimney. Sorry for sound a bit daft, but the casting for the chimney and slope has it there already. Which is why I could see nothing different.

It seems that all things are right for Watersmeet apart from the tender bit,

Thanks again for your help.

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