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Discussion in 'Area 51' started by Scale7JB, 15 April 2010.
The circles? No they're quite common..
Ah JB and JB B, I think the word that springs to mind describing any line drawn as part of a Claude should be; "elegant"!
Mind, to be fair that could equally apply to most locomotive designs of that era as well?!
Have you decided whether to have the frames in one piece or split between the chassis and the body? I'm working on drawings for etchings for a North Eastern 4-4-0 and am inclined to do the former. As I work in S7 I can do this, but it probably won't go round corners (unless its dead slow and more than 10 chains radius!) - there are no cut-outs for the bogie wheels. There are pros and cons:
1) Its the way the real thing was built
2) Makes the frames more rigid
3) It avoids a join (when you look between the frames)
4) Easier to do between-frame bits, like motion brackets
1) More complicated to break the model into sub-assemblies.
2) Probably more difficult to join the sub-assemblies, e.g. how do you attach a footplate to a set of frames?
3) Can't use the same design for Finescale.
I'm thinking that I'll do the first set of frames as a one-piece but accept that they may just be used to check out the design and may be replaced for the actual model.
Think I'm having to do something in between your two options.. I've decided to split front to back in a very hidden place which I can do thanks to the location of the footplate, valances and sandboxes.
There I was thinking that 3 bucks would be enough.
Couldn't resist at that price.. Planning on converting to a wide tank version.
Not another one!
I thought you bred them.
The other JB
I'm sure we need 15 for West Mersea..!
And that's why you don't buy S/H engines from an exhibition!
The three blocks at the bottom are supposed to be the one piece diecast chassis..
I have one here you can have to cannibalise. It has other problems but it does have a single piece chassis block.
That would be great!
JB (the latter).
Well that was a complete bargain, and not many of those on eBay these days..
Looks to be very nicely built, it'll need a tickle here and there but generally pretty good. The builder clearly had some idea what he was doing as he'd tried to widen the frames to reduce 'the gap' too!
That does look a tidy job and a good start - although I'm not quite sure of the frame widening method.
It is a little optimistic Adrian!!
Chosen which engine.. Hertford East station pilot. Something a little different with the original wooden can and wide tanks, though this was a J67 converted to J69. It was originally an engine sent to Scotland so didn't have the taller roof put on, but it was exchanged for a couple of J67's to work on the Lauder branch, famed for having a tender strapped to the back of them.
Ex-GE 0-6-0T as station pilot at... (C) Ben Brooksbank :: Geograph Britain and Ireland
I like how the photter captured the Fireman trying to get the Injector on his side to pick up, that would be good as a cameo on a layout.
I wonder, did these have lifting or flooding injectors..?
No idea, don't know much about LNER related stuff. Probably old enough to have the lifting variety, as the only loco. I've ever seen working with them was pre-grouping.
Thinking about the kits I've built previously, I think they are flooding..
Simple and Masochistic versions of coupling rods.
Not much left to do now.. Even comes with a rocket!
Is it finished yet !