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My very first scratch build

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Ok folks, here’s a little challenge.

 

How many of you still have your very first scratch build from all those years ago that you could dust off and post on RMweb?

 

I’m prepared to start things off with my little GWR saddle tank made from balsa wood well over forty years ago. It doesn’t even have wheels, just dowel rollers hence the need for the 25ton machinery wagon. I couldn’t tell you how old I was when I made it but it would definitely have been single figures. I’m surprised at the hand lettering given the quality of the rest of it!

 

I’d love to see what other ‘first efforts’ might be tucked away in a box somewhere. Come on, be brave!

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Not exactly railway modeling, but it’s the first thing I built completely from scratch. The SS Cartago, of the United fruit lines, only partially painted. 

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My very first scratchbuilt loco was a Lancashire and Yorkshire saddle tank. Here's a link, it's about half way down the page, on the left.

 

Snitzl's Scratchbuilds.

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That little engine has such character that one wants to see a re-interpretation with your current skill set! 

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43 minutes ago, snitzl said:

My very first scratchbuilt loco was a Lancashire and Yorkshire saddle tank.


But like the rest of your work it’s so good! You put us all to shame!

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Just now, Compound2632 said:

That little engine has such character that one wants to see a re-interpretation with your current skill set! 

 

Yes but.....GWR..... really? 

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48 minutes ago, 5&9Models said:

 

Yes but.....GWR..... really? 

 

Discernment comes with age.

 

Anyway, it's clearly an absorbed engine.

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