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Post  darwins on Sun 31 Dec 2017, 6:31 pm

Happy New Year to All,

I am "rebuilding" some locos that will hopefully be released during 2018.

Firstly Martin Pope's Compound model will form the basis of a range of MR/LMS 4-4-0s.
These will include both MR and LMS Compounds with different tenders and liveries.

MR 'Belpaire' Class 3

Plus some of the various MR/LMS Class 2 4-4-0s

The 4-4-0s will be released as OR models, but those who wish will be able to make their own MSTS eng files to run them in MSTS.

The second group of locos in the workshop are LMS 6ft9in 4-6-0s based on Danny's Jubilee model.
This is a short firebox version with the original domeless boiler:

There will be both short and long firebox versions with various tenders and liveries.
Also planned are a Royal Scot.

...a Patriot...

...and possibly something a little different.


The 4-6-0s are likely to be OR only, having too many polys to be single objects in MSTS, unless anyone is keen to fiddle with them.

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Post  RIGFindlay on Sun 31 Dec 2017, 8:06 pm

Mouth watering. What treats in store! Roderic

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Post  slipperman12 on Sun 31 Dec 2017, 8:21 pm

Hi Darwins,
A real treat for a Midland man, like me Smile

Looking forward to these!!

Cheers,
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Post  rufuskins on Sun 31 Dec 2017, 11:15 pm

Mmm . . . . . what excellent looking models, and just think I was considering trying my hand at a locomotive myself, namely a "Claughton" for which I was developing dimensions from a S/H book by Toms and Essery! I'll keep that in the dark recesses of the workshop as I couldn't hope to get anywhere near such quality!


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Post  ShortNorth on Mon 01 Jan 2018, 12:27 am

WOW - we have some treats in store for us this year ! Very Nice !

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Post  ShortNorth on Mon 01 Jan 2018, 1:01 am

rufuskins wrote:,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,and just think I was considering trying my hand at a locomotive myself, namely a "Claughton" for which I was developing dimensions from a S/H book by Toms and Essery!

Hi Alec,

Starting off with a Claughton is a BIG ambition. Although Darwin is looking at making one and there is also the existing Edward Farms Claughtons, I would think the difficulty of making Walschaerts valve-gear would be a major put off. Although I have made a couple of NSWGR locos with Walschaerts, I try to avoid them as much as possible.

One loco we do need (for our 1920 theme routes), and is similar in size to a Claughton is the LYR Hughes 4-6-0 - maybe not the later rebuilt version, but the original un-rebuilt version - much simpler without the valve-gear and a much less curved footplate, and simpler cab sidesheets. A nice relatively easy entry to loco building - it would be nice to have two versions, one in LYR livery and one in very early LMS livery ( 5 un-rebuilt versions survived to LMS days but were gone by the end of 1926). If you do consider making one, I have a few resources that I started collecting to build one myself - I can give you all the info I have if you want it.

Then, maybe, if the un-rebuilt model is successful, then that base model could become the nucleus of a later fully rebuilt version - would be lovely in early LMS red livery with number on tender side and LMS crest on cab-side.

Food for thought !

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Post  darwins on Mon 01 Jan 2018, 8:33 am

I also have some material that might be useful for the LYR 4-6-0.

The Claughton I have in mind is the reboilered version - so slightly different to the existing models. I was also going to make the offer that Alec might like to take the completed model and put the old boiler on (as on Edward Farms version) to give a cut down cab version from LMS days (all the reboilered versions had reduced cab and chimney height.) Then may be make an RoD tender for it to give one of the ones sent to the Midland.

Anyway let me finish this one first. It will take longer than the rest as it will need a new set of valve gear different to the others. I may not make all the parts as some seem to remain hidden under the valences!

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Post  rufuskins on Mon 01 Jan 2018, 10:07 am

I have always put off attempting an engine but having acquired the mentioned book I thought it might be worth trying. However the LYR engine would be an alternative, and I have Barry Lane's book on LYR Locomotives.

I would therefore welcome any additional information/dimensioned sketches that would help me to create a Hughes' 4-6-0, which I'm assuming is the "1506" class.

I shall of course continue with LNWR coaches as well as re-starting LYR Coaches. I need to work on these as a means of coping with the change in my circumstances!


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Post  ShortNorth on Wed 12 Sep 2018, 12:03 am

Just to keep the list of LMS locos ever expanding, one of the main gaps in the pre-grouping stock is the ex-LNWR Experiments and Prince of Wales. I was considering asking Darryn if I could repaint his, but I wanted more out of these classes, and the roundtop boiler only would not let me have those that I wanted.

So, these are coming soon !!



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Post  ShortNorth on Tue 25 Sep 2018, 11:05 pm

The exLNWR 4-6-0's pack is now available for download from UKTS

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