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About this blog

This blog is a sub blog to the Mile End Park Project solely dedicated for the locomotives. 


With ready to run locomotive now being produced, there are always going to be little mistakes which need a modeler to improve, this series of little blogs are about the locomotives which are designed for my layout of Norton Wood, all of which are LNER Locomotives from the Great Eastern Railway. This is not serious modelling nor is it sophisticated but it is modelling and modifying locomotives to suit are therefore better.


The aim's of this blog will be to describe how I carry out my modifications on locomotives - 


In the Workshop 

Hornby - R3414 - LNER J15 5444 - Altered to carry a GER Stove Pipe Chimney and Renumbered to 7554

Oxford Rail - OR76N7002 - LNER N7 8011 - Altered to have various paint applications applied - Renumbered to 7993

Hornby - R3230 - LNER J15 7524 - Already Altered to 7564 - This will be re-altered to carry a GER Set of Safety Valves and renumbered to 7847




Entries in this blog

Streamline P2/2 Modification Part 2

The following day I posted the upgrade to my LNER P2, I found that the 1.5mm square brass had arrived.    So following this, I decided to put my hands to building the Walschaerts valve gear for my P2/2. ( Or is it a P2/3??)    Sitting down to do this required a lot of concentration, however I was able to steadily develop the valve gear. It's easier if the photo's do the talking... Which show each stage of the build. The hardest part was drilling and fitting the pin into the p

Streamlined P2/2 Modification

Since, finishing the body on my LNER P2 2003, the locomotive was left to look like this:      A nice enough looking model, I am sure you will agree, however the one thing that disappointed me with my model was the wheels. I had hated the "HALO" wheels which my good friend Dan had called them. I must admit I was in the same boat as him. In addition to this the P2 was fitted with a former LNER A3 Tender, which had the lining on the frames. To add to this the P2 Chassis did not
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