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GWR Metro Progress


Brassey

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The two Metros have progressed in tandem.  Boiler bands added as the latest stage.  Next stage - attach the bunker to the whitemetal Wills kit after finishing the cab interior. 

 

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I finally got round to starting the Rod Neep kit a few weeks ago and a week off work has seen it almost finished.  It has filled -in coal rails on the bunker and will be finished in the pre-1908 livery hence the red wheels.  It will be 1445 which was at Ludlow in the Summer of 1912.

 

The backhead is set slightly deeper and back because the rear of the motor shaft just creeps into the cab.

 

What these builds have in common with the OSF 6 wheel goods engines also currently on the go is that they all have springs above the footplate.  So that is the next challenge.

 

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Looking good! It’s a shame the Ron Neap kit isn’t available anymore (or is it the same as the one Roxey do/did?)

Duncan

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1 hour ago, drduncan said:

Looking good! It’s a shame the Ron Neap kit isn’t available anymore (or is it the same as the one Roxey do/did?)

Duncan

I think it is the same

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The Roxey small Metro is available only in 7mm. The Rod Neep small Metro is different artwork IIRC.

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2 hours ago, Miss Prism said:

The Roxey small Metro is available only in 7mm. The Rod Neep small Metro is different artwork IIRC.

I was sure they used to do a small and large metro as well as some MSWR locos too in 4mm. The disappointment is almost crushing.

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Lovely work, Brassey. One is never enough for you, is it :) But you are following prototype operations of course.

 

45 minutes ago, drduncan said:

I was sure they used to do a small and large metro as well as some MSWR locos too in 4mm. The disappointment is almost crushing.

D

 

They still do the Medium Metro and MSWJR locos in 4mm:

 https://www.roxeymouldings.co.uk/category/11/4mm-scale-etched-loco-kits/

 

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13 minutes ago, Mikkel said:

Lovely work, Brassey. One is never enough for you, is it 


Quite right Mikkel. You’ll have to wait a bit for the tale of two Cities not to mention the 2,Dukes…

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