(F) Watercress Loco

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(F) Watercress Loco

Postby Gerry Bullock » Thu Jan 13, 2005 7:53 pm

Over past few weeks I've been building a series of Locos (3 so far ) that fit onto a single motorised underframe. This post shows the Watercress locos which are part built - currently in limbo due to a lack of rivets :oops:

The next photo shows the wreck I've built prior to being towed into the Gnifty Works to be re-furbished. When "painted" it will be a rust bucket 8) .
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After a rebuild it will look like this with an upcoming paint job resembling the proto.
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Postby Steve Bennett » Wed Jan 19, 2005 6:41 pm

Pictures of the prototype in various sections of the village website
http://www.bereregis.org
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Postby Steve Bennett » Thu Jan 20, 2005 12:17 pm

Something I had been meaning to do was to crop out the interesting bit from the huge aerial photo of the village of Bere Regis from their website. so here it is

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Re: I suspect everyone already knows, but...

Postby Steve Bennett » Thu Jan 20, 2005 12:25 pm

There's always Ian Holmes's design for Purespring Watercress at:

http://www.iholmes.com/pages/purespring/purespring.html
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Vitacress wreck

Postby Gerry Bullock » Tue Jan 25, 2005 10:00 am

Well here's what the wreck looks like after using Gaming Acrylics plus some Carr's Weathering Powders (Mud Range) :cry:
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Looks like it's going to need a lot of work before it's fit for Watercress Harvesting again :lol:
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Still needs an engine wreck under bonnet - some Milliput should sort that when I can find it :!:
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Vitacress Bodge

Postby Gerry Bullock » Fri Oct 14, 2005 6:56 am

Well 9 months on and it hasn't moved very far BUT I restarted the build and here's my bodge to get a figure into the diminutive cabin:
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Cut out hole in false floor hoping to use Carlo Spirito's boy figure without surgery. Didn't work so the lost his other foot. He also has half a seat back glued to him as that's all that can be seen through the windows.
Hoping to finish it for running on a Gn15 layout at Chelmsford next weekend.
Maybe the photo also rates a place in "The State of my Workplace" :oops:
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Only needs Paint

Postby Gerry Bullock » Fri Oct 14, 2005 11:24 am

Well it's into the Paint Shop on Monday (Grandaughter visits this weekend).
I used angle to reproduce the front and rear window frames, was left with 3mm, close shave :lol: :lol: .
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I know it doesn't reproduce the Vitacress exactly BUT who cares, once it's painted it will look good.
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Tue Oct 18, 2005 6:17 pm

The power unit is a Bec-Kit tram motor, see thread:
http://forum.gn15.info/viewtopic.php?t=65
Steve has now has a chassis kit that accomodates this unit.
Here's the completed Vitacress Loco:
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It will appear this on Les Coleman's West Gyhil Adit at Chelmsford this Saturday.
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Tue Oct 18, 2005 6:56 pm

That does look good. What did you use for the axle boxes?


They are actually real springs salvaged from my last Epson Printer when it packed up. Not that they do anything :roll: .
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