It evolved really, by trial & error, though I did also make a CAD drawing towards the end to assist in how certain things would look. To begin with it was going to be more like Northern Rock in profile, and I got as far as building the cab etc. Funnily enough, once I saw the Greenly freight loco pic in Smithers' book, that was what changed my decision to make it more greenly-like in design.
Mostly the loco is built of styrene, but safety valves, cab sides and tender use cut down bits from the Airfix Harrow kit as Colin mentions (Colin's and Steve's modelling methods have been insipration to me). Other items included are smokebox, turned down dome, cut and reattached chimney, cylinders, buffers, tender steps, all coming from a Chivers "Campbeltown 0-6-2" white metal kit.
The styrene boiler is full of liquid lead, and coupled with the new Farish chassis, makes it a pretty good runner.
The "Northern Rock" cab is now being put to use as I've begun a 2-6-2 along the same lines, but more narrow gauge in outline. Bit like Sian when at BVR and CCLR with the square windows. Might take some pics of "in progress" on this one.
Bye for now
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on Mon Jul 21, 2008 9:54 am, edited 1 time in total.