Old Ned wrote:
David B wrote:
Now that we have an "Other Projects" area, I'll get the ball rolling with my 00-gauge LNER (but BR-liveried) B1 class loco:
Jamieson kit-built sheet metal body which is goodness knows how many years old, "de-motored" Replica/Bachmann chassis (probably the most modern bit of the whole project), Hornby "Footballer" powered tender. A bit of an odd mix but I like the end result and it'll pull the side off a house!
The other LNER project that turned out well was a Hornby-based mongrel featuring bits of Thompson brake coach on a 6-wheel chassis (ex-Palethorpes sausage van) to make a BZ type parcels van. Photos of that one coming soon....
Nice David - but does anyone else in Southampton know what a B1 is?
Depends how old they are - B1s did pop up on the Southern now & again, and a few were even borrowed in the early 50s to cover for Bulleid Pacifics that had to be pulled from service due to crank axle defects.
Speaking of Pacifics, the one loco I miss owning is my A2 (an old Trix bodyshell with added detail plus Tri-ang A3 chassis - with 9F cylinder block & A4 valve gear - and Hornby non-corridor tender). I had great fun building it but it was way
too big for my layout.
My B1 had to be numbered as 61149 as no others in the class had the D49/B17-ish tender (contrary to what the FJ Roche drawings might suggest - even the Jamieson kit got that wrong).
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