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  1. The main part of the Dapol kit which i thought would be useful is the outside frames and possibly parts of the tender. I agree that for the actual, working chassis, a nellie chassis might be the way to go.
  2. The GWR 45xx class has a similar design of running plate
  3. For the chassis you could modify and motorise a Dapol City of Truro chassis or use the branchlines chassis kit.
  4. That looks like a quite recent chassis so the issue is probably less likely to be the motor mount or the alignment. I probably don't know what I'm talking about so I hope someone else can give some better advice.
  5. I think the way to remove the motor really depends on the arrangement of the chassis. If you could post a picture of the chassis and motor it could help. I am not at all a genius when it comes to this sort of thing, so I am only making the suggestion.
  6. I'm not very experienced with electronics on chassis either. There are probably a number of potential reasons for the problem. Have you tried running the motor outside of the chassis? Perhaps it could be caused by an issue with the mount of the motor or misalignment with the gear on the driving axle.
  7. You might find that the proportions of the triang model are an issue. The original version of the model, I believe, was made to have a clockwork mechanism and chassis. For this reason, the body of the loco has been stretched to be too tall, to make sure the clockwork mechanism would fit inside. As LNWR18901910 mentioned, the S class is a tank version of the Wainwright C class. So, if you want an easy way to get the dimensions right, I recommend getting a Great British Locomotives Collection C class as a donor for parts. You could combine parts from both the Triang saddle tank (such as the tank, cab and bunker), and parts from the C class (such as the smokebox, footplate and boiler), and use a modern chassis to get a more accurate model. That's just my advice. It is really up to you with what level of detail and dimensions you are happy with. I'm sure you will be able to make something wonderful with this project. Have fun with it.
  8. The tank seems similar to one of their 0-6-0STs like Pitsford or Cranford. Preservedbritishsteamlocomotives.com says Cranford spent some time at the Foxfield railway.
  9. Sharp Stewart built 0-4-0STs with inside cylinders for the Furness and for the Cambrian Railways.
  10. Smokey Joe's basis is the Caledonian 264 which was a Neilson design. Neilson made similar engines for the North British and some for industrial railways. With a larger cab over the firebox, it could look more avonside
  11. Perhaps if you reduced the height of the cab windows, less of the windows would be in the curve of the cab sides. This photo shows one of the inside-framed Lambton locos, and the cab windows seem less tall than the cab windows on the outside-framed locos. Although the one in the photo isn't the outside-framed type of 0-6-0 you are making, perhaps the less-tall windows might not look out-of-place. Hope this helps.
  12. The metro tank is possible on the 14xx chassis with some modification. I'm still working on mine.
  13. If you turn the chassis backwards, then the loco will run forward. But on a serious note, I hope you can find a solution.
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