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Rosses Point - 7mm scale,36.75mm gauge


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Did some more platework on cab: rear cab upper,  and coal bunker front complete with hatch. The latter still needs tidied a little but slashed my finger in mid-construction so didn’t linger once the essential work was done! The grilles were a pig - individual 0.3mm wires soldered in place....used a little plastic jig to ensure all were same length ! Lough Gill and Sir Henry had lost most of the grille wires by 1957 but Enniskillen’s were largely intact. Lucky me.

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‘Large Tank’ gets large tanks. I’m in a Tier 4 area so may as well be busy....cab front is only tack soldered for now - needs to head forward. Simply in place to see if character of loco is finally emerging ....

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Slow progress ...included taking 4mm out of the boiler which was too long :wacko:. That was fraught.....

 

But on we go. The end is in sight although as I remember from Duke Of Edinburgh expeds in the Mournes, the top of a mountain can play tricks on your sense of perception....you aren’t as close as you think ! 

 

Adding a capuchon from

brass ring means an NER chimney is transformed into the GNR one Enniskillen acquired in the early 50s.
 

Sawn off and squeezed in a vice, a 3mm brass d ring for a handbag makes a passable water balancing pipe - and a very convenient brace for the cab steps.

 

The ‘piano front’ in the top photo has been tidied up since ! Body almost done now...... brakes and sanders next....

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Some amount of work and I would assume blood, tears and sweat has gone into this build, but the video does everything justice. Realistic layout and station that oozes atmosphere 

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