Stuart's WB - 7mm Large Metro Tank 3589

Discussion in 'WR Action' started by Stuart in OZ, 15 April 2010.

  1. Stuart in OZ

    Stuart in OZ Member

    HI..

    New loco kit came today, shold make a start on the week-end. I will post some images as the build starts.

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    An old Castle GWR large Metro

    More later
    Stuart in OZ
     

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  2. 28ten

    28ten Guv'nor

    I vaguely remember these kits when they first came out. Are you going to be glueing or soldering the WM?
     
  3. Stuart in OZ

    Stuart in OZ Member

    HI
    Going to use my new soldering iron.. I built a temp controled iron using a 12v iorn and a pot.

    Stuart n OZ
     
  4. Stuart in OZ

    Stuart in OZ Member

    HI..

    I did a bit of work of work on my 2-4-0 Metro chassis. I put it on my roller road and test it and IT worked. A little bit tight but a good run and it should be running nice.

    [attachment=0:1bgfb7ih]loco chassis.gif[/attachment:1bgfb7ih]

    Well have been runing for 2 hours and I can put the chassis less motor and it move so smooth.
    Now I have to spend the next few hours cleaning all the white metal stuff.. Heaps of flash, lucky I have a new set of files.

    OK, Post more later. I'm off to look at real tracks.
    Thanks
    Stuart in OZ
     

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  5. Stuart in OZ

    Stuart in OZ Member

    HI..

    Did some more work on the loco today (got sick of cleaning parts)

    Footplate soldered together
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    Woeking on the bunker, still have to add the hand rails and lamp holders.
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    The bunker is sit there to see how it looks.
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    Just a quick mock up.
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    Thats enough for today.
    Hope to add the tanks and main boiler tomorrow.

    I will post later.

    Thanks
    Stuart in OZ
     

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  6. Jordan

    Jordan Mid-Western Thunderer

    Looks to be very neat work, especially soldering whitemetal..!!

    Any info about the loco Class... y'know; dates & timescale it's from, what it was used for etc, and how (or if!) it fits in with whatever else you're modelling?
    Beyond the title of "Metro Tank" I don't really know what I'm looking at? :oops: (but now I know how some must feel looking at my Soo Line stuff!!! :lol: )
     
  7. 28ten

    28ten Guv'nor

    Built late Victorian era, last ones scrapped post wwII, called metros because they were used on London services traversing the underground. They could be found in aat most corners of the GWR at one time or another.