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Postby Trevor Coburn » Sun Jul 06, 2014 12:49 pm

Seem like a good idea at the time so started on a de-Winton vertical boiler loco. (Mainly 'cause I hadn't got one!)

Based quite loosely on Challenor at Lieghton Buzzard. Shown here in an early (preservation) photo.

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Mine scales out at about four foot wide, and about eleven foot long.

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Boiler lagging on my model is wood rather than steel sheet, next job will be to find something to build the cylinders from.

Now I must get on with with building some stock!
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Postby Pierre_Berry » Sun Jul 06, 2014 12:52 pm

A very good start. I'm waiting for the next pics.
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Sun Jul 06, 2014 3:24 pm

Excellent start Trevor. 8)
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Postby Mark Goodwin » Sun Jul 06, 2014 6:02 pm

Hi Trevor,

Looking good. What chassis will you be using?
Please keep us all posted with your progress and remember to call in to Squamish on your next visit to BC.
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Postby Trevor Coburn » Sun Jul 06, 2014 7:05 pm

Chassis,

Well probably something I'll need to scratch build ...there is a box of useful bits n pieces waiting for me in BC. But guess I'll keep my eyes open for something (anything) useful.

Mark, I'll be in BC end Aug - Early Sept, but my GF has "plans" (and a "list") :shock:

I'll PM you when I know a bit more.


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Postby Willow Creek Traction » Mon Jul 07, 2014 1:25 pm

Trevor Coburn wrote:but my GF has "plans" (and a "list")
"Plans" are survivable: but once there's a list, it's all over for you. :lol:
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Postby adamc » Mon Jul 07, 2014 10:51 pm

I love the rivets on throttle(?) are they pressed out, or stuck on?

Trevor Coburn wrote:but my GF has "plans" (and a "list") :shock:


My wife has lists of the lists :(

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Postby henrix72se » Tue Jul 08, 2014 11:42 pm

Cool project!

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Postby RoGNer » Wed Jul 09, 2014 9:55 am

Wow! 8) Excellent work!

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Postby Trevor Coburn » Mon Jul 14, 2014 7:53 pm

OK here is a couple of photos showing latest progress. Next bit will be to start on the cylinder slide bars and a few more boiler fittings.

The bolt heads are all square (like the prototype originaly) made from slivers of plasticard / evergreen styrene.

Currently the loco is held together by gravity!

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The van is from Evergreen styrene and is a flat-pack.

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Just at the edge of the photo are two flat cars.....from wood. More about these anon.

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Postby Trevor Coburn » Sun Jul 20, 2014 5:48 pm

Been a bit more activity in the loco works the last week, here we have the boiler and coal bunker (with opening door)

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Boiler with cylinders and valve gear link, cross-heads will be next to make

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Boiler on foot plate, reversing lever & link in place.

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Bunker and roof supports in place.

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So all together,

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The chimney is only temporary by the way!

Now I really must get on with some rolling stock!
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Postby Artizen » Sun Jul 20, 2014 11:03 pm

Nice.
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Postby Trevor Coburn » Mon Jul 28, 2014 10:34 am

Well a bit more done, the photos show up some areas that I need to tidy up.

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Currently just sat on two pairs of (scale 18" dia) wheels, chassis will have to wait until I get new work shop set up.

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Postby Trevor Coburn » Mon Aug 18, 2014 7:21 pm

Well the Painters got a bit excited over the week-end, in fact just a touch too much from the "rattle-can"on the ploughs ---they've gone funny!

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More painting round the boiler required before I start on the plumbing.
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Postby Thorness » Mon Aug 18, 2014 8:03 pm

I like the effect on the ploughs, it makes them look like they have done some serious work clearing stuff off the track.

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