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4855: GWR Green


The Fatadder

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Background:

The model started as a Hornby 38xx which I had previously renumbered and fitted with etched plates and rebranded the tender to G W R.  It has now been fitted with a 3d printed (shapeways) oil tank on the tender along with the associated plumbing scratch built with various grades of brass tube / wire.  The cab has been modified to add the side sutters (etched parts found in the scrap box) and roof vents (scratch built from plasticard), along with a new identity as 4855 with some Narrow Planet plates.   The loco is fitted with Dingham couplings.

 

Usage:

4855 will be a semi permanent resident of the fiddleyard, being one of my more interesting locos.  It can currently be found coupled to the front of one of the nonstop freights.   It will be followed by either the 72xx or a 51xx which had banked it up Dainton (and will then return bunker first).

 

Work Remaining:

The loco still requires some

weathering, along with the fitting of a crew and lamps

 

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4855 approaches the bridge over the Avon on a Tavistock Junction - Bristol freight

 

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A closer view of the loco

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Nice work good to see a variation being modelled on these fine locos.

I've always fancied a 28xx, unfortunately I can't justify one on my new project so a I'm little envious.

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I don't think that I have seen any of the oil fired locos modelled before, makes a nice change.

 

 

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9 minutes ago, Siberian Snooper said:

I don't think that I have seen any of the oil fired locos modelled before, makes a nice change.

 

 

 

Are you sure about that @Siberian Snooper :read:

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58 minutes ago, Siberian Snooper said:

Do I take it that you have an oil fired loco (steam) on ANTB that I've not noticed before?

 

 

I am fairly sure there is a model of 4855 on ANTB, longer term I want to do one of the Castles to go with mine.   The thing is that I currently have 2 express engines too many, so adding another is hard to justify when there is so much work to do on the layout (not to mention the weathering backlog)

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1 hour ago, Siberian Snooper said:

Do I take it that you have an oil fired loco (steam) on ANTB that I've not noticed before?

 

 

 

Erm @gwrrob had his one arrive from 'The Works' in May 2019... :blind:

 

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