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Yes, that is true enough!

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Certainly the F9 has featured here a few times, so I shall be interested to read that!

 

If you don't mind it being basic, I could potential draw up CAD for some of the interior details for you?

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24 minutes ago, sem34090 said:

Certainly the F9 has featured here a few times, so I shall be interested to read that!

 

If you don't mind it being basic, I could potential draw up CAD for some of the interior details for you?

That's interesting about the interior details. I was planning on detailing the carriage interior and making the roof removable. I have no pictures of the interior but do know that a toilet was positioned in the front left hand corner, some easy chairs around the sides with a table in the middle. I believe there was some sort of buffet facility in the right hand corner. It has progressed to a coat of primer over the weekend. I will update the post soon.

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6 hours ago, RedGemAlchemist said:

Interesting. The only 4-2-4 I can think of off the cuff. Very nice mate. 

You need to get out less, and do more reading...

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Ah yes, those famous driving wheels... They're the ones plonked outside the secondary entrance to the NRM, aren't they?

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9 hours ago, sem34090 said:

Ah yes, those famous driving wheels... They're the ones plonked outside the secondary entrance to the NRM, aren't they?

Oh, that's what those are.

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Some of you may recall this lot...

 

Now,  I'm trying to work out what to do with all of the early loco bits. My initial thoughts have been to investigate possible use as the early Sharp, Stewart 2-2-2s I imagine were employed by the Blackstone & Marshland Railway from the 1850s, but this might be a non-starter.

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A good many early engines could be made out of collection of castings like those.  The only question is how far do you want to go with it and how much you want to scratchbuilt any needed parts.

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I'm willing to put a bit of work into these, but the lesser the better in many ways as they're not part of any main layout fleet. I might do something freelance, as the bits which have been chopped about already appear to have been done quite nicely.

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1565632130228-1694701825.jpg.467a93a7b957682691fdbff9aa46c35b.jpgWell, some of the bits just blutacked together are showing potential -

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55 minutes ago, sem34090 said:

1565632130228-1694701825.jpg.467a93a7b957682691fdbff9aa46c35b.jpgWell, some of the bits just blutacked together are showing potential -

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Could you shorten the chimney, cut the firebox down and replace it with a round top one in plasticard? And replace the handrails with cab sidesheets, again in plastic? The splasher could be infilled perhaps? The cab may want a front sheet, also? 

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Or you could monkey around with the boiler like what Alex says, and the frames stay as they are:

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That latter should do, even if the aim is a Sharp, Stewart Product and not an LBSCR one...

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58 minutes ago, Northroader said:

Not very far from this?

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I have the drawings for Seaford ... Although the "spare parts single" also looks good! And quite like what might have been built for the B&M, using what was available. 

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So I'm thinking that a 3D printed boiler/firebox/chimney/dome assembly on top of the existing running gear may be the way to go?

 

And do I just make it to go on a plinth outside Blackstone West station, or do I make it run for a future early B&MR layout?

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Is that only so as not to tempt me to build another layout? :P 

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5 hours ago, sem34090 said:

1565632130228-1694701825.jpg.467a93a7b957682691fdbff9aa46c35b.jpgWell, some of the bits just blutacked together are showing potential -

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Now you're talking.  If i was still able to do railway modelling I would be all over those old whitemetal kit parts like a rash.

 

3 hours ago, Northroader said:

Or you could monkey around with the boiler like what Alex says, and the frames stay as they are:

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I agree a good choice.  Seaforth would be difficult due to the different frames.

 

2 hours ago, sem34090 said:

So I'm thinking that a 3D printed boiler/firebox/chimney/dome assembly on top of the existing running gear may be the way to go?

 

And do I just make it to go on a plinth outside Blackstone West station, or do I make it run for a future early B&MR layout?

A plinth job would be better than nothing, but it wouldn't preclude making it run later.

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I'm getting very tempted to try and make it run. It's getting a new 3D printed boiler now (I've drawn up one based on the drawing above) to try and modernise it slightly (the GWR parts look very 1840s, which is only sensible, whereas the B&MR only came into being in the 1850s with new locos.) but using kit bits for the rest of it.

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8 hours ago, sem34090 said:

Is that only so as not to tempt me to build another layout? :P 

...maybe...

 

6 hours ago, Annie said:

A plinth job would be better than nothing, but it wouldn't preclude making it run later.

Also a factor in what I said. 

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This one isn't even pre-nationalisation!

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My user-namesake rarely appears on here, but not so long ago I was shifting furniture and it decided it would rather be on the floor than on the top shelf.

 

This isn't the first time in its 10-year life that this loco has decided to do this. Back in 2011 it was in a box that my Dad reversed himself into, apparently writing off his Rebuilt West Country and his M7, though I have since restored both of these. 34090 received some damage to its bodywork and a chip on its tender. It later transpired that the fall onto the garage floor had bent its rear driving axle slightly.

 

So for the past 8 years, the loco hasn't seen much use! I have tried to keep it serviceable as it is basically the first thing I ever saved up for and bought myself so has an element of sentimental value. Same goes for my BR Green 08 and BR Black Terrier (Incidentally that means I own three permutations of the same terrier in three different liveries and in two scales!). They form the last remaining vestiges of my BR(S) modelling days.

 

Now, back to the present - this latest fall had done some rather more serious damage. Not only had the front end been damaged again, but both cylinders had snapped off of their mountings, rendering the loco not so much unrunnable (?) as just looking ridiculous. So I set about correcting that. Some day I intend to repair the rest of the damage properly and detail the loco to reflect its 1949 as-built condition as closely as I can.

 

In more useful modelling news, on Tuesday I acquired some Wrenn SR CCT vans for £6 the other day, and these have gone into Olive.

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And now I'm sorting out a Van B.

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