The Riverside Works still exists and now I have decided to continue with projects.
There are a few creations I will try to scratch build in OO or O gauge. I have listed the few projects here:
Leader class - O gauge - built as the second locomotive in the production line and modified so it actually works as well as it should’ve done. There will be no gangway corridor to reduce the weight given to only one side. There will also be improvements on the boiler and cylinders to improve running capabilities, with the fireman’s compartment built with two doors instead of one. Heat ventilation will be added to reduce the hellish heat given off from being in a sealed shell with a firebox in it. I’m making this locomotive mostly because it’s bizarre more than to improve its design and it would look funny as it tries to shunt a few wagons on a small layout.
LMS/LNER style 2-8-2 New generation steam locomotive - OO gauge - I have been designing steam locomotives that could be built to modern standards and replace old diesels. They are recycled coffee log burners too, which means they will never run out of fuel. The design will be based off the classic locomotive look as not to bring it to a fairly ugly ‘modern’ look.
Streamlined GWR style new generation steam locomotive - OO gauge - pretty much the same as the one above but GWR inspired and has a 4-6-2 wheel arrangement like the Great Bear did.
the Dark Railway ‘Mountain type’ 2-8-2 heavy freight locomotive No.1202. This particular locomotive is a fictional creation built for Dark DJ Productions (on Youtube) for use on Railworks (Train Sim 2020) and I have been given permission (sort of) to build it as a unique operational model. I haven’t the skills nor materials to build such a beast, but I intend to build it in O gauge which would probably mean custom made frames and other parts, maybe some salvaged from unwanted O gauge models. I hope to build this locomotive with a remote control device which will
mean it can go anywhere without needing to be plugged into DCC or have electrified track.
A replica of an Armoured Train, with the locomotive built to the design of the one that used to pull the Zaamurets Armoured Railcar from WW1 and WW2. This will consist of an 0-8-0 locomotive, similar to that of the Russian 0 class, with full armour plating, two small flatbed wagons directly in front and behind of the locomotive and two armoured gun wagons in front of the flat bed wagons at either end. This locomotive will contain a remote control device which means the locomotive can run wherever it goes without needing to be plugged into DCC or have electrified track. This will be in O gauge too.
these projects will take a few years to complete and at least one or two years from now to begin, so this is more of a wish list for now.
im still trying to increase my collection of scrappers locos for a stream of spare parts to create new build locomotives.