coachmann wrote:Prominent boltheads along the top of the frames ....An etching could solve this.
coachmann wrote:It isn't available yet, otherwise I'd have one too.I can't seem to see the early crest version. Has it been held back?
Atlantic 3279 wrote:After an arduous weekend working on my cherished "classic" car (why do I do it????) I've been able to return to some model making tonight and have finished off my master for the replacement top-boxes for the rear of a GC tender. I've actually made a bit of a compromise regarding the details of the boxes, as renewed study of drawings and details of the prototype showed that in much the same way as the LNER had both a pre-1937 and a post-1937 version of the GS tender, so the GC twenty years earlier had a pre-1917 and a post-1917 variety. In both instances, for the observant, the "give away" in usual views is the shape of the front ends of the side coalplates, the earlier tenders having a longer "low front" before the rise of the coalplates. I've ignored the GC self-trimming tenders which are a different kettle of fish anyway.
Although the details of the top-boxes on the early and late types of GC tender were probably not identical, I decided that they were similar enough to be modelled in one style only, and that this would keep open the option of putting the converted Bachmann tender behind later GC locos such as Improved Directors and the Four-Cylinder types. Pre and post 1917 "looks" can be created according to how much of a new rear coal plate you fit, and where you fit it, and as that need only be piece of plastikard, that should be an easy piece of work.
I'll let you know how the resin copies turn out, eventually.
Atlantic 3279 wrote:For a preview of my alterations to the tender top to make it "correctly GC" see the loer part of this page:
earlswood nob wrote:If I keep the O4 footplate & chassis and add a Hornby B17 boiler, I might get something resembling an O4/7.
Skaran wrote:How much work does it look like would be needed to turn the Bachmann O4 into an original GCR 8K as it may have run in 1912?
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