Fellow GN 15 modellers,
Here is the progress so far on the project.
The rough sketch of what the engine will eventually look like:
This view shows the work so far on the chassis. The buffer beams have been extended to give some space for the cab and boiler. The Rivarossi mallet is quite a small engine. The body has been modified and is shown in position on the chassis. The buffer beams and cab side panel are "Smallbrook" castings from Mike Rayner. They are required to give a similar look as the rest of the MG &FT fleet.
This view shows the chassis without the body and gives a better view of the extensions for the buffer beams. The rear extension will be largely concealed by the cab and coal bunker..
I've decided to re-name the engine "Fenton" after the famous engineer, Roger Fenton. It has nothing to do with the following "Youtube" clip taken in Richmond park where a border colley has taken up deer herding, much to the alarm of his owner....................
I just thought the name "Fenton" was funny........
Keep modelling and have fun,