albergman Posted November 22, 2015 Share Posted November 22, 2015 Hi all Here are a couple of pictures of my static display model of 4472. This is not built to any known scale but IS built to scale ... actually 22" buffer to buffer. I grew up in Scotland in the 50's and used to see many Gresley Pacifics pass my house and they left an abiding love for their clean design and beautiful lines ... not to forget the beautiful sound of their exhaust and that Gresley "knock". I've been labouring over this model off and on for 10 years and it started out being entirely fabricated from Renshape but over the years as my skills got better I started replacing much of it with brass and aluminium, To be honest, every part of it except the boiler has been fabricated twice and sometimes 3 times!! So, before any rivet counters get their magnifying glasses out I would appreciate not having to hear that there are obvious mistakes etc. I am now 77 and this is just a project I did for myself as a nice display model ... not to win any contests. Every piece of the engine has been hand made. All the motion (third times a treat!) is hacksawed from aluminium scrap and hand shaped with files. The main drive wheels have metal rims and cast spokes ... yes, I made a master and cast the six. Likewise all the bogie and tender wheels. Decals were all made by me. The model is just being test fitted to its display bed here and several pieces are missing ... one smoke deflector, one lantern, one buffer and one set of bogie wheels. The cab and tender still have some work to be done, Anyway, here it is and I hope you like it for what it is ... a handmade locomotive display model ... just for me! Thanks Frank Smart PS Lots of pictures of the build if anyone wants to see how some of it was done. 36 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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