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  1. Brassey

    Modbury

    Some of the later Dukes came out with 2500 gal tenders according to RCTS
  2. The 2361 class was not derived from the Dean Goods. It was more akin to a Stella class.
  3. 645 class No. 764 received both an S4 and Pannier tanks 7/1913. 4 other locos with S4 boilers and Pannier tanks were 1519/1549/1554 and 1811. Nos. 1501/1516/1517/1521/1523/1542 were rebuilt with B4 Belpaire fireboxes and three course saddle tanks in 1904-06 I've almost finished building a 645/1501 class no. 1505 so have delved quite deeply into the class. in 1912 1505 was at Shrewsbury. This class was Wolverhampton built and was different to the 1854/1701 class
  4. IIRC, some kits include the chain system so some of the fittings will be on the headstock etch whether you use it or not. I am thinking here of 4mm IKB kits but there could be others. Is yours kit or scratch built?
  5. I have just ordered 3 custom allocations from RailTec. An excellent service that I can highly recommend. No connection, just a satisfied customer etc.
  6. I got some of my kits from the BGS. If I recall, they supply a rebranded BGS version of the yellow book with these kits.
  7. I have a number of these kits and instructions specific to each model never existed. The yellow booklet is quite comprehensive though. Construction of one of this range was covered in "The 4mm Coach Part Two" so might help. IIRC the book states that the chassis would be difficult to get to work in anything but P4. Eitherway, I have used a Brassmasters 6 wheel Cleminson underframe on the ones I've have built thus far; have a look in my coach thread
  8. A straight framed would be nice but there is no kit. David Geen was supposed to be developing a kit for a straight frame but when I asked him, he said it was reduced down from 7mm artwork and didn't work. I could cannibalise a 4-6-0 but there are a number of other projects on the list ahead of this that need my attention and would fit the role not least a BrassMasters LNWR Experiment 4-6-0 and GWR City 4-4-0.
  9. That train will need quite a fiddle yard with 9 or 10 coaches. An issue I will have to contemplate when I've built a similar quantity.
  10. Famous last words but, as I've fixed the County's roof in place yesterday, it hit the bridge both on the up and down lines right on the edge. I assumed that the chimney would be the most vulnerable but these must have been built to the extremes of the loading gauge. No problem will just have to raise the bridge which thankfully is also not yet fixed in place. As an express, the County will never stop at Berrington and Eye. I did check but it hits the loading dock which is built in the yard to tighter tolerances so no dropping off horse boxes! I set the platform edges in Templot when designing the layout and built them to that. It was still worth checking; I have a couple of 70' coaches to build that will go behind the County. They were marshalled on the Birkenhead to South West services. I think I might have to check the swing on these too for clearance as both platform are on curves.
  11. To recap, the object of this exercise was to check platform clearances before finally fixing them down. The County is one of only 2 outside cylinder locos that will run my pre-WW1 layout so it was the prime candidate for the job. The good news is that it clears, just, with about a fag paper to spare. It does hit on leaving the fiddle yard on the down line but as this is under the bridge clearance can easily be remedied by some filing in what is not a visible scenic area The chassis is complete and running apart from the brakes and the footplate assembled. The boiler is just plonked on for the pic. I had to remove a lot of metal to clear the crankpins on the rear drivers as can be seen:
  12. Yes if using P4 axles rather than EM. I got mine from 247 Developments at a show
  13. I think this is the sole purpose of P4 axles for Romford/Markits wheels. I use them when setting up chassis. I checked recently and the P4 back-to-back was too big; this combined with deep flanges fouling the chairs. means Romford wheels with P4 axles won't run on my track. They would also be helpful as a quartering aid as a means to check tight spots to eliminate quartering as a problem. However I am yet to get round to working round how to fit Gibson crank pins to Romford wheels which would be a pfaff. So far I have not had a major problem with the GW press for quartering. However, it can put Gibson wheels on too close with too narrow a B2B and they are the devil to get off again. If a kit comes with the same spacers for EM/P4 then I would swap them out for something wider to ensure the wheels are prototypically close to the frames. I have not gone as far as removing the boss off the back of Gibson wheels yet to achieve this though! Romford wheels on County chassis WIP: PS: the other benefit of using the wider P4 spacers is that you can can get a 14xx motor between the frames.
  14. Stand corrected; the LNWR used bolts too and Earlestown took great pride in making sure they all lined up.
  15. No I am using the South Eastern Finecast kit which has the later curved frame. I would have liked a straight frame but no kit exists. David Geen was developing one but when I asked him, he said it was scaled from 7mm and didn't work. I could scratch build but I have other express locos to build for the layout including a City and a couple of LNWR examples so time will be devoted to those instead. This County will have a Malcolm Mitchell etched tender not a whitemetal one
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