5" gauge model of 4472 Flying Scotsman

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Re: 5" gauge model of 4472 Flying Scotsman

Post by giner » Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:46 pm

To use a well-worn but fully apt phrase: She's a stunner. Thank you for sharing your talent, greenglade.

The only other model of similar size I've seen was that of the GWR King that was in a display case on the concourse at Paddington, and that was many, many years ago. I don't know what gauge it was, what happened to it, or whether it's still there (probably not).

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Re: 5" gauge model of 4472 Flying Scotsman

Post by greenglade » Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:52 pm

S.A.C. Martin wrote:
Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:07 pm
It really is a stunner Pete. Have seen this around the internet before but it is always good to see it again and see what's been changed.

The tender swap is an intriguing one. I completely agree from the aesthetics point of view. It is, strangely enough, I think, the only tender type fitted to the A3s that Scotsman never had. GNR coal rail tender, beaded corridor tender, streamlined A4 type tender, then back to beaded corridor tender in preservation.

That does not in any way detract from the brilliance of the piece, IMO. It's actually a nice talking point as a what if.

Thanks' for the kind words sir... yes the tender choice was a difficult one... I wanted it to match the Cab with curved sheets and the beading and yet fit my time frame of the late 30's I also wanted to include all of the fine detail and still be able to steam the thing....i did spend some time searching for any records as to whether 4472 had such a tender out on loan while her's was in for overhaul but to the best of my knowledge today, no such records were kept or weren't seen important enough to keep.. So I have chosen the high sided tender but keeping the original number for the streamlined tender used since '38'. here's a couple pictures to explain my reasoning....

I do not have a removable front section as it would make the fine detail at the front impossible to implement fully, it would also show the panel line of where it splits which to my eye would distract from the detail on the tender front section.. I can't seem to embed this particular image but hopefully the link will work.

https://i.imgur.com/Cy0r1R2.jpg

next picture is from the inside, still some work to do here but what i wanted to point out is the two vents, these are as fitted today and are similar to those used for when the higher front wall and fairing was fitted as 4472's proper streamlined tender had.

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And here's the main reason for the lower vents and why, other than looks I couldn't use the streamlined tender and still be able to keep the model following the prototype without big hole in tender front and cab roof. As I have it I can still operate the model and keep it scale but there's not much room to play around with. I will be able to get my hand/arm to the controls thanks to the lower front coal wall and the cab service hatch fitted for this period, IIRC the early cab had a much smaller rear hatch, this one is to scale and works nicely.

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The ventilator housing is also a push on fit so there should be enough light for me to see the steam manifold properly for operating the various valves, valves i might add which will all be fully working as per prototype.. I anticipate at least 2 years work on building all of the valves, gauges, injectors etc....should keep me out of trouble...and the pub...:)

Pete

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Re: 5" gauge model of 4472 Flying Scotsman

Post by greenglade » Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:53 pm

giner wrote:
Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:46 pm
To use a well-worn but fully apt phrase: She's a stunner. Thank you for sharing your talent, greenglade.

The only other model of similar size I've seen was that of the GWR King that was in a display case on the concourse at Paddington, and that was many, many years ago. I don't know what gauge it was, what happened to it, or whether it's still there (probably not).
Thanks' giner, much appreciated sir..

Pete

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