A welcome return to my 009 blog and an enjoyable build of one of Matt's 3D printed loco bodies.
In this instance a Kerr Stuart Sirdar tramway version designed to run on the ever reliable Kato 109 chassis.
It's a nice 'Old School' 3D print build with no surprises and the print cleans up really nicely.
The kit also comes with a selection of thoughtful accessories as well and is nicely packaged in a protective box.
Unfortunately I managed to drop my print on my modelling room floor and remedial surgery was required.
I rebuilt the buffer beams and running plate, skirts and steps with plasticard I had to hand.
I used Peco track pins for the tank fillers, the sand box and the sliding rear doors.
Safety valves are 10BA screws and the whistle is a combination of an handrail knob and brass wire.
Wire handrails were added to the cab doors.
The smoke box door hinge was rebuilt with Microstrip and wire. The door dart is courtesy of Alan Gibson.
Lamp irons are the standard Branson bent staple affairs.
The couplers are from Narrow Planet.
Having sprayed the loco with Halfords White Primer I then airbrushed Vallejo and Tamiya acrylics for the livery.
I painted some Tamiya masking tape with Games Workshop brass and cut a thin piece for a decorative boiler band behind the smokebox.
A few coats of Johnson's Kleer lifted the paintwork nicely ready for the name and number plates once more courtesy of Narrow Planet.
Locomotives on the Wadenhoe & Lilford Light Railway are usually painted black but in this instance having provenance from the Craster Kipper Tramway No: 8 retains its green livery and old name.
Crew are the venerable Airfix/Dapol figures.
A great kit to build from the Matt Ditch stable and lovely to do some modelling to lift it to another level.
The kit can be found here:
Just a happy customer by the way..
As for the name 'Kipper Wynd' there are many plausible explanations...
No: 8 will be part of the Wadenhoe & Lilford Light Railway's spur to Stoke Doyle Halt appearing shortly.
I'll tweak the wonky nameplates and add a touch of light weathering before entering service.
Thanks for looking.