7 1/4 Gauge A3 "Flying Fox"

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leighsteamer
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7 1/4 Gauge A3 "Flying Fox"

Post by leighsteamer » Sun Apr 11, 2010 6:08 pm

Members may recall giving valuable help to me on the cab, and livery of this loco, and several asked to see the finished loco, so here it is, now that it has passed its boiler tests, and run a few miles.
I know that "Flying Fox" never wore this number as an A3, pulled this tender or had a Banjo dome, but when you build loco I think you are entitled to "builders licence".
Hope you like her (him), since it is seems a very powerful loco, and I am delighted with her (him). I remember this loco as the first I ever touched, and stood on the footplate of when I was 57 years younger.
Regards & thanks
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Re: 7 1/4 Gauge A3 "Flying Fox"

Post by manna » Sun Apr 11, 2010 9:45 pm

G'Day Gents
Looks good to me leighsteamer, not many guys will have one of those tucked away in the garage?? :mrgreen:
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Re: 7 1/4 Gauge A3 "Flying Fox"

Post by Malcolm » Mon Apr 12, 2010 12:33 pm

Now that is what I call workmanship. Truly awesome. Well done just doesn't seem good enough.

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Re: 7 1/4 Gauge A3 "Flying Fox"

Post by Bryan » Mon Apr 12, 2010 6:53 pm

Will it be doing a tour of the miniature lines?
Just wondering if it might appear at Gilling N Yorks.

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Re: 7 1/4 Gauge A3 "Flying Fox"

Post by leighsteamer » Tue Apr 13, 2010 8:03 am

Hi, I live in Essex, so the loco will spend most of its time in the Great Eastern area, it is proposed to go to Coventry later this year.
After that, who knows.
thanks for the kind remarks.
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Re: 7 1/4 Gauge A3 "Flying Fox"

Post by 50A » Sun Apr 18, 2010 8:22 pm

Hi Leightsteamer.

A stunning loco, I hope she goes as well as she looks. If you ever get near York, you would be most welcome to steam her on the York Model Engineer's 7 1/4 track.

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Re: 7 1/4 Gauge A3 "Flying Fox"

Post by rough-shunter » Mon Apr 19, 2010 2:43 pm

Now that looks like a very nice engine may i ask what drawings where used to build her?
And if you would like to come for a run at my clubs track you are more than welcome its a nice long tracks with some nice gradiants have a look at www.bpmrs.org.uk

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Re: 7 1/4 Gauge A3 "Flying Fox"

Post by pete2hogs » Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:21 pm

Magnificent. My favourite A3 as well.

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Re: 7 1/4 Gauge A3 "Flying Fox"

Post by hallofgwr3 » Thu May 02, 2019 7:16 pm

Looks awesome, great to see an a3 done as a different member of the class

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