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Hi. I got the text muddled up with the above post. It should have read the Johnson 2-4-0. Anyway I have edited and is now correct.:rolleyes:

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Wow Ken, you certainly do like a challenge!! It makes your thread ever more interesting to see how you take on these challenges, and we all learn from your approach to these 'obstacles'. Keep up the good work.

 

Regards, Deano.

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Hi.  Got the C1's tender up and running.   Very similar to the C2's tender. Not a difficult build but the loco itself will be another matter.

 

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Hi.  I've been slowly proceeding with the C1 and thankfully it's been not quite as bad as the C2 just completed.    Having said that, there was still quite a bit of adjustments to do on it.

 

It was very fiddly to get the s/box saddle and front footplate to line up correctly. That operation took the longest part of the build.

 

Not a kit for a beginner I think.

 

I have a bit more to do on it as yet.   I will not be able to complete it as I'm having to await the washout plugs to be delivered.

 

This is it so far.

 

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This model brings back memories of being taken by my two loco driving uncles to the old railway museum at York where they had the two GN Atlantics. if my memory is correct C1 "Henry Oakley", and a C2  .It was much better then as you could go on the footplates of all the locos!   I remember spending ages looking at "Gladstone" as I couldn't believe anyone would paint an engine that colour. Maybe this is where my interest in pre grouping railways kicked off.  Where are those two Atlantics now?

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The C1 is at Shildon, I believe and Henry Oakley was at Bressingham the last time I saw it.

 

Lovely loco, Ken.   I do like a C1.

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On 02/07/2020 at 20:02, jwealleans said:

The C1 is at Shildon, I believe and Henry Oakley was at Bressingham the last time I saw it.

 

Lovely loco, Ken.   I do like a C1.

 

Henry Oakley was at York in 2018 in the side area where all the shelves of exhibits are and the glass cased models (sorry for the life of me I can't remember the name of this area...)

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Thanks guys.  I did not think much of the Atlantics  as a prototype at first but they have grown on me since I've built these two.   I did see the C1 at Shildon a while ago and do prefer that to C2 Henry Oakley.

 

Having made numerous visits to NRM and enjoyed climbing onto the footplates of those that you were permitted on.

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Hi. Well I've had many varied locos to build over the years, but nothing like this one. A B.E.L. battery loco..  This is a Connoisseur kit.  I do like Jims kits, they go together very nicely.  The slot and tabs are a perfect fit too.

 

This kit came complete with a driver, very nice.

 

I am now waiting for the motor/gearbox with a Delrin drive chain. The sandpipes  will be added after fitting the wheels.

 

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Here we go with another challenge.  I've been given a Gladiator B1 and a Gladiator 04 chassis kit. The idea is to end up with an 2-8-0 LNER 04 loco.

 

That should be interesting.

 

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Wouldn't it be easier to speak to David & get the rest of the 04?

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2 hours ago, Simond said:

Wouldn't it be easier to speak to David & get the rest of the 04?

Of course if it were for me. But it's a commission build and that's what is supplied.

 

It's a challenge and there's nowt much else you can do in Wales for now:wacko:

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A correction, the loco is to be the rebuild of the 04 to the 01 as per the isinglass drawings.

 

Here is the tender chassis.

 

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Back to the 01 build.  Quite a lot of work involved on this using  B1 body etches. Fortunately I have an Issinglass drawing to work from. So making the alterations would have be impossible with it.

 

The footplate is where it all kicked off. The front drop down had to be recovered and dumped.  The scratch build the drop down and all the front end including the buffer beam.  Now turning to the cab, that needed to be 3mm taller, so had to splice a 3mm strip of brass in to do that.  You can just make out where on the etch. A little more work required on it to make the splice invisible.

 

The fire sides will need to have 3mm added as well.

 

Before soldering the boiler seam I added a heavy weight in there. That plus the heavy motor unit makes for a very heavy model:good_mini:

 

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Ken,

 

I recall that you don’t spring or equalise your locos, except possibly some “droop” on middle axles.

 

what did you do with this one?

 

atb

Simon

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Hi Simon.  The two inside drivers are sprung in my usual way. The outer pair are fixed. The pony truck is unsprung but weighted.   Works very well.

 

Regards, Ken

 

PS.  I do spring the axles for both up and down movement but only the centre axle/s. The exception is on a 4 coupled when the motorised axle is fixed and the other axle is sprung for down movement only.

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Slowly plodding onwards.  Adding some height to the firebox sides and making a s/box saddle today.

 

Also filling in unwanted holes in the footplate (they were needed for the B1). Also dispensed with the cab floor and made a one piece floor. Now will have to make a raised floor to match the tenders.  When all the body is finished I will then have to scratch build some of the valve gear. I think that will complete the scratch building part of the build.

 

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After doing fence repairs it has been decided to put the 01 to one side as the wrong tender has been supplied for this loco.

 

In the meantime a start has now been made on the Gladiator J3 0-6-0 tender loco. This is an ex Norton kit. 

 

This build will be interrupted when I start painting the fence when the weather is settled. (Hopefully Sunday)

 

This its the D class tender so far.

 

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Tender is as much as I can do for now. Waiting to get the loco built to check footplate and step height match up.

 

Not much will be done this week with house jobs to do.

 

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After a week of workmen delaying operations on the WB I did manage to squeeze in a bit of building, here is the J3 now underway again.  Very tricky getting the boiler unit to sit correctly, it took quite a few goes at before I was satisfied with the fit.

 

The rest of it was not too bad. Still a lot to do on the chassis as yet.

 

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After a slow week due to workmen here I've finished the J3/4.  Next week will also be slow with a different workman here replacing the twenty year old fencing. A fairly big job as it's all covered in thick climbing plants.

 

So I'm now restarting on the 01 to get that completed.  Thankfully when I've done that I will have got on top of things again.

 

Here is the J3/4.

 

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On with the LNER 01.   This is being built with the 01 body etches but with a B1 chassis for much of the 01's chassis. This is require a fair bit of bodging and alterations. Notwithstanding a bit of scratch building thrown in.    We still have workmen showing up for continued work on the fencing.  (There is a problem getting the fence panels we want now.:wacko:)

 

Still I am able to nibble away with the 01.

 

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Hi The 01 is now awaiting some replacement castings and is put aside again.  In the meantime I've started the Scorpio wagon kit for the GW 40T coal wagon.  It took the best part of a day to punch out loads of rivets and got the body almost done today.  I now have 56 little hinges to fit, what fun.:rolleyes:

 

Here she is in all her glory, what a size this is too.

 

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I did the Scorpio bogie iron mink a couple of months back.
Well pleased with it, but lots of work.  
 

I’ll have one (or maybe two) of these at some point.  Your build looks lovely & crisp.

 

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Simon

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