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Ivatt 2MT tank in P4 - Part 4 Final stretch

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Having just about got the hang of the new software and negotiated the family birthday fest between mid Jan and mid Feb, I've returned to the modelling bench. The 2MT detailing has been finished off. I've added injectors, ejectors, upjectors and downjectors, quite a few bits of wire that no doubt have very technical names. I cut out the original door recesses and replaced with a new set back one and added side hung handrails. I've fitted a new chimney (thanks Dave) and subjected the body and chassis to a heavy weathering waft. I'll probably cut that back a little. I've a few areas to revisit and am awaiting the smokebox plate from 247. Once that's one, it's just the glazing and a little coal in the bunker and I think we're done.

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That chimney has really lifted it the model nicely.

 

Love the cab doors and handrails.

 

Nice work all round.

 

Cheers,

 

Mark

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You are not supposed to stretch them you know. It makes for really poor running. :jester:

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Excellent modelling. I built a 7mm model some years ago, and from memory you may find the type of injectors you have fitted were only fitted to the first 10 of the class. I seem to remember the drawing I was using had these early injectors.

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The type of injector shown in Tim's photo is by far the most common. The first few locos had a horizontally mounted injector just below the tank/cab, mainly hidden behind a flat plate.

Dave.

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Looks just the part Andrew! One thing I've been doing, alongside seeing what Comet and Branchlines have to offer and assessing prototype photos, is seeing what is available in other scales. Not all of it will be easy, or possibly necessary, to scale down but it shows how the fittings can be tackled.

 

http://www.lgminiatures.co.uk/?s=ivatt

 

Have you left the bunker ladder as it was? I think this is my next challenge, as the Bachmann one is a bit chunky and doesnt have the same extension and fixing bracket at the bottom as the prototype.  I think the old Crownline detailing kit may have included this, but I don't think these are currently available (and would be about the only thing I'd use from it) I may well end up drawing one up.

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28 minutes ago, Jub45565 said:

Looks just the part Andrew! One thing I've been doing, alongside seeing what Comet and Branchlines have to offer and assessing prototype photos, is seeing what is available in other scales. Not all of it will be easy, or possibly necessary, to scale down but it shows how the fittings can be tackled.

 

http://www.lgminiatures.co.uk/?s=ivatt

 

Have you left the bunker ladder as it was? I think this is my next challenge, as the Bachmann one is a bit chunky and doesnt have the same extension and fixing bracket at the bottom as the prototype.  I think the old Crownline detailing kit may have included this, but I don't think these are currently available (and would be about the only thing I'd use from it) I may well end up drawing one up.

Hi (I presume it’s Pete?!). If it is your 2MT on th S4Soc forum is very impressive.

I left the rear steps as they were as I didn’t feel I’d be able to replace with anything finer. Did you see Dave’s reference to MRJ92? 

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7 hours ago, Jub45565 said:

I may well end up drawing one up.

Mmmm. Now that would be worth sharing! I'd be happy to split any development costs.

Have you got the prototype information? I've got the GA and Pipe & Rod drawings.

Dave.

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Sorry regarding injectors, must re check before commenting! Lovely model anyway!

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Hi Andrew,

 

Yes, thats me! Though I'm sure there must be millions of people out there building them at the moment - lovely little engines, and with all this inspiration too!  Yes I have MRJ 92, and looking back at it this evening confirms that that is where I read about the Crownline etched ladder in it.

 

Thanks Dave - I have large scale (A2 I think, 1.5" scale) GAs which have side and rear view, which look to cover it. Your sketches for the pony bits, and generally sharing your progress and ideas is payment enough.

 

Cheers,

Pete

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