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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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