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No.1's Cab and further Tender Moments...


S.A.C Martin

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Today I made a little breakthrough. I modified the cab of the Emily loco to better represent the shape of the preserved single. Note, in the above picture I've removed the horizontal handrails but not the vertical ones - I am using the moulded handrails to measure up my plasticard tender body (seen later in this post):

 

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Now I've been experimenting with plasticard this week. I wasn't happy with modifying the original bodyshell as its proportions are too large for the tender I am modelling (that no.1 currently pulls in preservation), so my other option was to use the damaged Kitmaster pieces as a template for a plasticard body of my own.

 

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The sides are shown here on the main frames. From this point on, assume all the tender body components are white tacked together!!!

 

I tried a test fitting of the Kitmaster top - the one piece I intend to reuse, albeit after cutting away the moulded coal and building a proper inside to the tender:

 

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My greatest concern at this point is the size of the running plate either side of the tender bodyshell:

 

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Which, in contrast to the Emily tender bodyshell, is too narrow as opposed too wide in proportion to the frames. I may need to do some further scratchbuilding and ignore the Kitmaster pieces entirely. I haven't decided yet, but its been a good exercise to see how it all fits together and whether or not everything looks in proportion:

 

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Looking at this side on pic, I know the tender sides are too tall for the tender I'm modelling, just a tad - something to fix in the next update!

 

Until next time, I'll leave you with this pic - I think it's coming along nicely, bit by bit...

 

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Hi simon

Nice to see Stirling Single comming along, and how you are dealing with issues I struggled with!

Good Luck, I will keep watching.

Peter

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This is looking very promising - a pretty convincing Stirling Single should result from this. I know there are difficulties of import but who would have thought we could have a new RTR single...

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This is looking very promising - a pretty convincing Stirling Single should result from this. I know there are difficulties of import but who would have thought we could have a new RTR single...

 

Absolutely - talking to the chaps on the LNER forum, there's a few details technically wrong for a stirling single, the wheel diameter being a scale 8ft 3in apparentally (!!!), and similar, but in all honesty I think it really can look the part once finished. I'm debating whether or not to go the whole hog and replace both the chimney and safety valve bonnet with better representations...

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Only just found this, and it has inspired me to have a go at one of my own in the New Year.

 

Incidentally, Anthony Coulls' blog recently revealed that a GNR tender of the type originally hauled by the Stirling singles and modelled (more or less) by Bachmann has been in storage for many years and is now being restored at Shildon for display alongside No. 1.

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Only just found this, and it has inspired me to have a go at one of my own in the New Year.

 

Incidentally, Anthony Coulls' blog recently revealed that a GNR tender of the type originally hauled by the Stirling singles and modelled (more or less) by Bachmann has been in storage for many years and is now being restored at Shildon for display alongside No. 1.

 

That's very true, and I did think long and hard over my choice of tender. However I wanted to model it as I remember it when I first saw it with my dad at the NRM, and it had to be the sturrock tender and not the stirling one. I've no doubt she'll look magnificent, however, when she does get the correct tender attached.

 

What engine could we "new build" to put behind the sturrock tender, I wonder?

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