Metropolitan Railway E Class Loco

Mikemill

Western Thunderer
Metropolitan Railway E Class Loco.

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This rather handsome engine deserves representation in G3.

The frames of the E Class are made form 1.5mm steel with axles running in brass hornblocks and beam compensation.

The wheels were machined from 8mm ally plate with a square slot for quartering and the springs were engraved from 6mm ally.



Mike
 

simond

Western Thunderer
Very handsome. I must stop looking at larger scale models…

But two questions piqued my curiosity if I may.

You chose compensation over springing, and at this size/scale, I wonder why? (I guess, I’d have done the other thing!)

You've apparently got ally “tyres”, are you not concerned about wear?

cheers
Simon
 

Mikemill

Western Thunderer
Simon

I am more of a builder than a runner, I don't know how many miles you could run a model with ally tyres, but my guess wound be quite a lot.

I used to make wheels with steel tyres, but as I have to machine them from solid bar it is a lot of work, so that's why I when for all ally wheel.

Mike
 

Jon Nazareth

Western Thunderer
I agree wholeheartedly, there aren’t enough grains of sand in the timer nor enough days in the week ☺️. I’m messing about with other stuff when I should be getting on with my version of Jenny Lind.

Jon
 
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