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Niu Models - LNER 'Humorist' & 'Coronach' Smoke box conversion kits - Coming soon...!

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Between 1931 & 1938 both 2747 'Coronach' and 2751 'Humorist' were the subject of a number of smoke box modifications to improve smoke lift.

 

Following the success of our ACFI kit for 2576 'The White Knight' and 2580 'Shotover', we selection of conversion kits to all the full range of modifications carried out on 'Coronach' and 'Humorist'. The first to roll of the CAD machine is semi-annular chimney as fitted to 'Humorist' in November 1932.

 

The kit will be designed to fit the current Hornby Loco drive A3 models, but with some modification, will fit the previous Hornby tender drive and Tri-ang loco drive models.

 

Kit release is anticipated for late November this year.

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3 of the 5 CAD renders of the 2747 Coronach and 2751 Humorist smokebox conversion kits.

 

The first kit is the vented smokebox as fitted to Coronach between October 1931 and February 1933

 

The second kit is the dual chimney/vent as fitted to Humorist between April 1932 and November 1932.

 

And the third kit is the annular chimney as fitted Humorist between November 1932 and March 1933.

 

The kits will include smokebox door, inclined smoke box top, chimney superheater covers and standard done. They are designed to fit the current Hornby loco drive A3 models, but with some modification will fit the earlier Hornby tender drive and Triang loco drive models.

 

Two further Humorist kits are in development - Cutaway smoke box with stove pipe chimney and flangeless double chimney. Renders are expected for these two in the next few days.

 

All five kits will them off for test printing ahead of an anticipated release in late November.

 

If you would like to register your interest any of the kits, please email us at [email protected]

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Fascinating.

I wonder why the LNER/ER seemed always to  choose Humorist?

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On 15/09/2019 at 07:20, JeffP said:

Fascinating.

I wonder why the LNER/ER seemed always to  choose Humorist?

Easier to compare various designs on a locomotive that is always the same. 

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On 14/09/2019 at 20:20, JeffP said:

Fascinating.

I wonder why the LNER/ER seemed always to  choose Humorist?

 

Bulleid's sense of humour? I've seen as much suggested in books.

 

 

 

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On 14/09/2019 at 20:20, JeffP said:

Fascinating.

I wonder why the LNER/ER seemed always to  choose Humorist?

 

Interesting Question. From a modelling perspective, I would have preferred they'd used five different locos.

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Fresh off the drawing board. Humorist inclined smokebox and stoke pipe chimney.
Etched brass smoke deflectors are not show, but will be included in the kit.

 

 

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Great to see provision being made for rarities like this, well done.

 

any chance of you producing the stovepipe chimney and deflectors for V2 60813?

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6 minutes ago, D9001 said:

Great to see provision being made for rarities like this, well done.

 

any chance of you producing the stovepipe chimney and deflectors for V2 60813?

 

This one?

 

First time this has come to my attention. I’ll have to see if I can find more information. 

 

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8 hours ago, Al. said:

 

This one?

 

First time this has come to my attention. I’ll have to see if I can find more information. 

Yeadon has good views of it. The deflector is a very complicated shape - more or less vertical at the sides, inclined at the back, and the whole thing curved over the smokebox top. It's always defeated me in metal, but then in CAD it might be easier - though the problem then would be getting the look of sheet metal. 

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Thanks. Any other photos or drawings would be helpful. 

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Many thanks. 60813 was such a familiar engine in this guise and one of the latest survivors, i am sure this would be warmly received.

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59 minutes ago, Captain Pugbash said:

Sorry if this is a bump. but is this project still going?

 

 

Yes, Coronach and Humorist conversion kits are still live. We’ve had test prints done but found sound of the flange edges on the chimney and dome are too thin to print reliable. The CAD model is being altered to correct this and we hope to have the kits available in January. 

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good to hear

 

1 hour ago, Al. said:

 

Yes, Coronach and Humorist conversion kits are still live. We’ve had test prints done but found sound of the flange edges on the chimney and dome are too thin to print reliable. The CAD model is being altered to correct this and we hope to have the kits available in January. 

 

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Any progress on the 60813 deflectors/chimney?

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3 minutes ago, D9001 said:

Any progress on the 60813 deflectors/chimney?

 

No. We're still working on the Humorist and Coronach smokeboxes. It's taking a bit longer then anticipated.

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The first test prints for the ‘Humorist’ and ‘Coronach’ smoke boxes were a bit of a failure; a combination of design and printing issues. The second test have arrived and look much better. They're being trial fitted to Hornby’s ‘Book Law’ model.

 

We hope to have the kit out to complement our ACFI kit within a few weeks.

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On 22/01/2020 at 19:16, NiuModels said:

 

No. We're still working on the Humorist and Coronach smokeboxes. It's taking a bit longer then anticipated.

 

:lol_mini:Thanks, I am just pleased you are looking into this 

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First pics of the Humorist 'Stove pipe' smoke box and chimney conversion kit fitted to the Hornby body.

I'm reasonable happy with the way it assembled. Fitting the inclined smoke box top was a bit more fiddly then I expected, and does require a bit if trimming to both body and part.

 

The finished kit will include all parts show in blue, as well as etched brass deflectors and 'Humorist' nameplates.

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Humorist flangeless double chimney show fitted  to Hornby A3 body.

 

The parts are a good fit onto the Scotsman body with only slight trimming required to the superheater covers for the winglets.

 

The kit will be available shortly and will include chimney, done, etched brass winglets and Humorist namelates.

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Looking good. A small point is that it looks like it's the winglets that should be trimmed, not the SH header covers: 

 

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