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3 1/2 inch narrow gauge LINDA

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Hi All, This is my new project, I have done a few 5 inch gauge Standard Gauge Locos, But i have a soft spot for the early narrow gauge stuff,After a visit to wales,and a few books later .I decided to build Linda in original condition,As im getting older i decided to make it in 3 1/2 inch ,But it is still big,and getting heavy,I am not putting all the fine detail on her,like i did on some of my other locos, as i want to play with it before i get much more older,I have also started some wagons to go with it.

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I had to look up what a 'Linda' is. It's a pretty little loco. The inclined cylinders give it an interesting look.

 

Looking good so far.

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Lots more done, I have done most of the motion parts last year, So looks like i have done more than i have, but mostly just trial fitting, I am finishing the cylinders at the moment.It is also getting Heavy.

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Linda is lovely looking loco' so i will watch this build with great interest. Hope you don't mind me posting these MSJR but this is the real Linda for those not knowing the loco' as seen in Feb' 2017. 

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No Problem owd Bob, My Loco thou is as originally built, So the cab shape is different and mine will have no tender and no pony truck, And not green,

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Very nice job! in 3 1/2" she'll still take you round well!

 

AS built, Penrhyn style. Lovely.

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Thanks Giles, I usually build 5 inch gauge,Standard gauge locos,And as im getting older i decided not to build anymore as they are getting harder to move around,But after a holiday in wales,I was quite hooked on the narrow gauge,Then after a lot of reading im quite hooked on the Penrhyn railway ,So that is how LINDA came about,It is also getting a lot more heavier than some of my 5 inch tank locos,and im also a lot older than when i started to build it,So it will be raised track not ground level. Much better for my back.

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Thank Appreciated. I must post some more pictures soon as i have done a lot more, The drawings i have used are from Blackgates engineering, I think it is their own design, (CHARLES)  but they have a lot of errors, Use them as a guide only and detail up to good pictures .  

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Well loving this self isolation thing, Almost finished LINDA now, a year since I last posted, I have a few small jobs remaining, but I have just ran out of propane gas to do the silver soldering , so it will have to wait until we can get out, hope you like her so far.

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Well LINDA is all done just a few minor job's These will be done this weekend, all working on compressed air, Can not steam yet until I can get it to my local track.

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What a superb piece of engineering. Congratulations on having (almost) reached the goal post.  Although I suppose building it is as much part of the fun as steaming it.

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Mikkel, Thankyou, Yes you are right building it is more fun.  I get a big kick when I steam and drive it, But I get a lot more enjoyment building them, I did promise the wife that this would be my last one thou.

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Lovely!  your model captures the loco beautifully!

 

I have happy memories of several summer holidays as a teenager firing Linda, and less frequently, her sister Blanche, with Phil or Warren driving.

 

Happy days :)

simon

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10 hours ago, mswjr said:

But I get a lot more enjoyment building them, I did promise the wife that this would be my last one thou.

 

Promised it would be your last Steam Loco.

But you didn't say anything about a Traction Engine.  Or Steam Lorry. Or....:jester:

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I have built 2 traction engine's in the past, I am pretty sure she is on to me now, I have got a set of drawing's for a showman's scenic engine thou, Need a reason to stay out in the shed.

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What a cracking job! Extremely nicely built! You'll have great fun with her when you get the chance.......

 

A Showman's would be lovely! 3"?

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Gile's yes it would be lovely in 3 inch scale, but im not getting any younger , Not sure how I am going to get LINDA of the bench yet, Got no chance of building a 3 inch without the wife noticing ,I am also considering  16mm garden railway as I can still build loco's and then steam them from the garage, That's all to decide later,Got to play with LINDA first.

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Looks great Garry, beautiful finish. Look forward to seeing it when we're allowed back to the track.

Reckon there's going to a bit of a queue for boiler tests!

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Yes, I think there will be , I think everyone will want one or a steam test, Assuming we can see the track.

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