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S.A.C Martin

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Here's an update I had plum forgot to mention (but its on my external blog, along with another project, currently in the works queue). This is an ex-Great Central Railway (hence the title) J11 (colloquially known as a "Pom Pom"), and it is to have the "J17" treatment to it. In other words - I'm going to buy the DCC fitted standard Hornby 0-6-0 chassis (which I'm thrilled to say, fits) and then paint into BR early crest livery.

 

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So far the main job has been removing years upon years worth of excess paint, and generally removing any excess from the whitemetal castings. I've done this using paint stripper and soapy water with varying degrees of success. I've photographed it here in a simple black undercoat, showing what needs to be done.

 

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Now, this tender is starting to irk me. The other tender is so worn that I've concluded, short of making a sub assembly for the frames and wheels, it's not worth saving. This one runs okay ish, after fitting some conehead bearings, but I'm not one hundred per cent certain its the right tender for the J11 (though the coal rails imply it should be).

 

Overall I am looking forward to getting this one done and off the workbench so I can concentrate on the other currently unfinished projects, including its great central shed mate, a very old D11 model...but that's another story! Until next time.

 

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I'm looking forward to seeing this one progress Si

 

Where did you pick this old loco up?

 

I'm not a great expert on the southern end of the LNER J Class locos, to busy looking at the ex North Eastern ones.

So I look forward to seeing this one unfold :)

 

Tom

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Hi there,

 

I'm not 100% sure but your J11's tender looks like a GNR unequal wheelbase tender rather than a GCR one. As far as I'm aware Robinson tenders wheels were equally spaced and had no cut out at the front of the tender body.

 

Hope this helps

 

Steve

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Hi there,

 

I'm not 100% sure but your J11's tender looks like a GNR unequal wheelbase tender rather than a GCR one. As far as I'm aware Robinson tenders wheels were equally spaced and had no cut out at the front of the tender body.

 

Hope this helps

 

Steve

 

Thanks atso,

 

That's a pain - two tenders to make up now! Is there a GCR tender which could be fitted to both a D11 and a J11? I wouldn't mind making two kits up of the same tender if I could find the numbers to fit! :)

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