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This on is a bit of an unusual request from a customer.

 

Experimental nose cone fitted to Class 86 E3173 'Zebedee' (later 86204) in circa1973 as part of the development work for the APT and HST trains.

 

The nose cone was a fiberglass structure bolted over the No.2 end to study aerodynamic resistance and the effect of two trains passing at speed. During the trails E3173 became the first BR loco to officially exceed 125MPH since 'Mallard' did it in 1938. E3173's nose had a direct influence on the design of the prototype HST nose.

 

Screen shot below is of the preliminary CAD work. I'm waiting on the model to arrive before developing this further.

 

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10 hours ago, Mad McCann said:

Very nice.

Are you any further on with the GN tender for the K3, by the way?

 

Davy 

 

Working out a few printing issue with it. But it's not far off.

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Also ran off the first test print of Zebedee's nose. Apart from the very poor fit on the model, there's a few changes needed. 

First, it's too long by about 10mm. Second, the driver's window slope angle needs increasing.

A bit more CAD time needed.

 

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Another Work in Progress.

 

In 1952 the steam Y6 locomotives on the Wisbech and Upwell were replaced by two Drewry diesel shunters.

 

The diesels were classified class 04 and were fitted with cowcatchers and side skirts, in keeping with the tramway's tradition.

 

The Class 04’s worked the line until closure in May 1966.

 

Based on photos and available drawing we’ve designed a set of skirts and cowcatchers to fit the Bachmann 04 model.

The first test print looks promising.

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Hi, which 08s had front steps with handrails that curved in at the top like that? The only ones I can see are the Dutch 08-style locos.

 

Thanks, Paul.

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22 hours ago, NiuModels said:

Another Work in Progress.

 

In 1952 the steam Y6 locomotives on the Wisbech and Upwell were replaced by two Drewry diesel shunters.

 

The diesels were classified class 04 and were fitted with cowcatchers and side skirts, in keeping with the tramway's tradition.

 

The Class 04’s worked the line until closure in May 1966.

 

Based on photos and available drawing we’ve designed a set of skirts and cowcatchers to fit the Bachmann 04 model.

The first test print looks promising.

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Have you considered doing a version of the cowcatchers without the hole for the tension locks for those of us who use 3 links instead? 

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15 hours ago, stewartingram said:

04 cab for W&U was rather different though.

 

Stewart

Not an impossible version, as D2281 had cowcatchers and skirts fitted whilst at Ipswich as late as 1968.

 

Paul J.

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5 hours ago, Flyingscotsmanfan said:


Have you considered doing a version of the cowcatchers without the hole for the tension locks for those of us who use 3 links instead? 

Roughly where the hole is, on the prototype there was a large rectangular block of wood fitted as a bump stop, o stop the coupling damaging the cow catchers. It was just about the right size to cover the NEM pocket.

 

Paul J.

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On 22/06/2021 at 10:08, stewartingram said:

04 cab for W&U was rather different though.

 

Stewart

Yes indeed, the first two had smaller rectangular windows, also a straight pipe exhaust. The first one had no visible pipe above the casing, but was soon added.

 I modified an Airfix/Dapol kit and managed to obtain etched valences and cowcatchers to make a good representation of 11102, in black livery, powered by a Mainline chassis.  I remember seeing them, as a small child, amazed at these odd looking locos wandering across the road. I have vague recollections of the Y6s and J70s, but don't recall the double cab Sentinels, which would be a suggestion for a project. There has been a kit  (Kalgarin? )some time ago, but I don't think there is one now. No doubt someone will put me right?

 

Tod

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