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GER "Little Sharpie" Drawings?

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I was recently looking at a photo of a GER no.1 class "Little Sharpie" and thinking what an eminently modellable type it is, with its relatively simple splashers and unusually archaic four wheeled tenders. The relatively heavy outside frames also look like they'd make it a good candidate for scratch building. There is plenty of info and more photos on the GER Society website, which also says the last was withdrawn in 1913 - just about the period I want to focus my layout. 

 

However, the No.1 class doesn't seem to be amongst the scale diagrams available from the GER Society (available from the "Files Emporium" section of their website), and I'm not sure where else to start looking? Any tips of where to find a published scale drawing?

 

Cheers

 

Justin

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The incomparable HTB, HT Buckle, did some side elevations that appeared in Ahrons’ Locomotive Workings of the Nineteenth Century.

 

More usefully, up to a point, JN Maskelyne produces a drawing back when he was editor of MRN. This has appeared in a book, the name of which escapes me but put his surname and locomotive into a search engine and it should turn up. I said “up to a point”, and that point is that the front elevation appears to be drawn to a gauge of 5 feet. Also, if he wasn’t sure of a detail, he wasn’t above simply making it up based on his interpretation of common practice.

 

Peters K did produce a kit, but I don’t know how good it was.

 

Be careful about sources: the engines were reboilered with standard GER boilers, so the boiler got a lot bigger in later days.

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Locomotives I have Known, or the sequel.

 

Peter K produce the etches in 4mm and, IIRC, 7mm

 

I can PM you the Maskelyne drawings, but not right now!

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A copy of the Maskelyne drawings would be wonderful, much appreciated!

 

I'd be looking to model the loco in its final condition, so if the diagram is the original boiler, I guess it shouldn't be too difficult to "swap" to a standard Y14 type Wordsell boiler?

 

If I build it, it'll be in 2mm scale! I've not scratch built before, but I figure this format would be a reasonable first step. Squeezing a motor into the four wheel tender might be a bit of a challenge, but nothing compared to what it would have been a few years ago!

 

Justin

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Oh, and I was forgetting that there are several drawings in The Great Eastern Railway Part One, by Mike Sharman in the Oakwood Portfolio series.  

 

They are reproduced from the Locomotive Magazine to 7mm scale.

 

If you are interested in GE stuff of this era, it's a pretty essential volume.

 

EDIT I'll scan these too, it's just that I'm snowed at the moment

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A copy of the Maskelyne drawings would be wonderful, much appreciated!

 

I'd be looking to model the loco in its final condition, so if the diagram is the original boiler, I guess it shouldn't be too difficult to "swap" to a standard Y14 type Wordsell boiler?

 

If I build it, it'll be in 2mm scale! I've not scratch built before, but I figure this format would be a reasonable first step. Squeezing a motor into the four wheel tender might be a bit of a challenge, but nothing compared to what it would have been a few years ago!

 

Justin

Give David Eveleigh a call he has No 1 and 417 class etches if you like Johnson locos.

Jon

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Good point, as we're talking of 2mm scale.

 

Listed on the 2mm Society website (sheet 15): http://www.2mm.org.uk/small_suppliers/davideveleigh/index.htm

 

Justin'll be wanting this condition ...

Yup, that's the condition I'm after. Indeed, the Thetford photo was the one that first put the idea in my head!

 

I hadn't clocked that David had done the No.1 class on that extra etch sheet. I've already bought the whole "GER locos" sheet, and hadn't noticed there were more!

 

Thanks!

 

Justin

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You mean one of these?

 

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This was one built, I believe, from the Peter K kit.

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That's a thing of beauty!

 

It is indeed. If my memory cells are working, it was built quite a few years ago by the same Lawrie Loveless who now produces rather lovely 7mm products.

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Its adorable!!! Its engines like this on the Great Eastern that make it one of the few parts of the LNER I like

 

"part of the LNER"?

 

What's that?!?

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"part of the LNER"?

 

What's that?!?

The Late and Never Early Railway.    :jester:

 

Jim

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Does anyone know of a source of the cab-side number plates for these locomotives, Please?

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3 hours ago, EHertsGER said:

Does anyone know of a source of the cab-side number plates for these locomotives, Please?

 

Narrow Planet will custom etch you a GER plate with whatever number you want. I have had LNWR plates and some works plates from them. They were very nice indeed.

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