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This recent addition to the shelf of doom was a Made in Britain II GB fail, so what better opportunity could there be to complete it than to resurrect it as an entry into KUTA X. Here is a link to the build, and a few photos of how things stand at present. So, just a single entry for now but there are other candidates that have been hanging around the unfinished pile which I might add later, it all depends on how this progresses.
Following a suggestion by @Mjwomack I have decided to have a go at a third build. If things go according to plan then I am hoping that I can complete them all. Kit sprue shots are below, lots of flash on the detail parts, so there will be plenty of cleaning up to do for a start. Wish me luck.
nimrod54 posted a topic in Made In Britain II GBHaving made the assumption that the work I have carried out so far falls within the 25% rule I am going to include this as my second build. As can be seen in the photos, the only items that have been glued are the boiler and the lower frame halves, so I think that this is a fair assumption when considering the improvements (such as replacement of the handrails) I would like to make, I hope that this is OK. However, if there are any objections I would like to continue with the build but will not include final photos in the gallery. Evening Star was built at the Swindon Works in 1960 and, as well as being 999th standard class, was the last steam locomotive built by BR (though not numerically). She was the only class 9F to be named following a competition run by BR Western Region staff magazine, though other preserved 9F's have received names since. After five years service over the Western Region and Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway, 92220 was withdrawn and placed in storage. In 1966 the locomotive was towed to Crewe for overhaul and restoration and is part of the NRM's National Collection. More information can be found here Work carried out so far.
I'm making this up as I go along, but looking at other threads for this build that seems to be the norm at this stage I'm a frustrated railway modeller suffering from the usual lack of space so a vignette is an excellent solution. I'm also unashamedly East Anglian with an interest in the branch and cross-country routes that literally collapsed from exhaustion at the end of WW2. One of these was the Stour Valley through Essex, Suffolk and Cambs. On this route Clare station is a gem of Victorian nuttiness - who else would build a railway station in the middle of an ancient castle? http://www.disused-stations.org.uk/c/clare/index51.shtml Too big for this build so onto this bit of 1960s of nuttiness- the railcar, will be the inspiration instead. http://www.railcar.co.uk/images/uploads/105/800/class-105-dmu-1448820941-800.jpg With joyous disregard for non-existent health and safety Shell wanted to promote their new fuel additive and improved economy (does this sound familiar?). The full story is at http://www.railcar.co.uk/topic/shell-mex-advert/ Put simply put they hired the line for a couple of Sundays to test it all out and sent a car fitted with rail wheels for filming. In the real version this was radio controlled but for the tests a railway inspector and shell representative were also in the car with the extravagant safety equipment of a bone dome. It is that scenario that I want to reproduce. In this photo you can see one of the two-man crew with crash helmet and the prominent radio control aerial. Despite the comment to staff that, 'It must be noted that the Railways Board are deriving a very good financial benefit for this exercise and, therefore, co-operation of all staff will be appreciated.' the cost of repairing the line was too much and it closed about a month after filming. And to explain the title of this build to non-railway minded; its a pun. Little diesel trains of 1 or two coaches are sometimes called railbuses or railcars and clearly there is also a railcar involved. That's the background now onto the theory....
Bonhoff posted a topic in Made in Britain Group BuildHi All, Second entry in this GB. Popped in to Trains4U in P'boro (Work just up the road) for various tools and consumables for the A4 and this fell in the basket as well. Complete polar opposite of the A4 - Stephenson's Rocket was a ground breaking development in the very beginning of steam locomotive engineering. Introducing boiler tubes, the blastpipe and cylinders coupled directly to the driving wheels. It's the Dapol (Ex Airfix/Kitmaster) Rocket which I built at least 4 decades ago - Don't expect this one to move under its own steam though (Sorry) This is one that can be built at lunchtime at my desk - Something I wouldn't entertain doing with a whitemetal kit, elf and safety and all that....