Help! Need help finding drawings of rebuilt W1

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madusjockus
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Help! Need help finding drawings of rebuilt W1

Post by madusjockus » Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:17 pm

Hi Guys
I'm desperately trying to find a source of scale drawings for the rebuilt W1. I suspect this may have appeared on here all ready. As an alternative can anyone remember which issue in Railway Modeller such a conversion appreared. I've been scrabbling through books and magazines to no avail as well as t'internet. Lots of photos but no drawings. This is driving me crazy so any help or pointers gratefully received.
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kev

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Re: Help! Need help finding drawings of rebuilt W1

Post by Nova » Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:01 pm

Have you tried Isinglass drawings? haven't used them but I'm told they are of a very high quality and are available in just about every scale under the sun
Coalby and Marblethorpe, my vision of an un-nationalised Great Britain in the 50s and 60s: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=11905


36C Studeos, kits in 4MM scale: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=11947

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Re: Help! Need help finding drawings of rebuilt W1

Post by teaky » Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:42 pm

As Nova says, Isinglas may have what you need.

http://www.isinglass-models.co.uk/index.html

A search for W1 comes up with drawings for the original and rebuilt locomotive.


I don't know about Railway Modeller but there are articles in Model Railway Journal:
3 - Kit build by Tim Shackleton
146 - Conversion/scratchbuild by Bob Merry
222 - Resin conversion(s) by Graeme King (part 1)
224 - part 2
225 - part 3

Graeme's conversions are also on this forum if you haven't already seen them.

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Re: Help! Need help finding drawings of rebuilt W1

Post by madusjockus » Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:46 pm

Thanks guys- I had forgotten about Isenglass- got some nice drawings for the B16 from them many moons ago. I have the GK MRJ articles but not close to hand- Anyway will await the arrrival of drawings and then work out the best way to turn a Hornby Dublo A4 into a W1.

Cheers
Kev

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Re: Help! Need help finding drawings of rebuilt W1

Post by notascoobie » Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:55 am

Hi Kev,
Not trying to state the obvious but South Eastern Finecast do a whitemetal kit for the rebuilt W1. That might make a straightforward approach.
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Vernon

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Re: Help! Need help finding drawings of rebuilt W1

Post by earlswood nob » Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:29 pm

Good day all rom sunny Surrey

I have the South Eastern Finecast rebuilt W1, it is making up into a good model.

The chassis is very good, and I've fitted a large Mashima motor with High Level gearbox.

The loco body is going together well.

The one downpoint is the tender, it needs some detailing work on the tender body to match the quality of the rest of the kit.

I also have the original Hush-Hush loco to build. There is so much room in the body casing that a large motor could be fitted, with plenty of lead, to give a mega-hauler.

Earlswood nob

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Re: Help! Need help finding drawings of rebuilt W1

Post by madusjockus » Fri Oct 06, 2017 3:56 pm

Hi Guys
This is the fun bit- the new body needs to fit an H-D A4 three rail chassis and use the original tender as well. As an aside when the W1 was rebuilt there were servicing lamps under the skirt- now we know where a certain class of young chaps got the idea for underlighting their cars- that Gresley was so ahead of his time!

BTW yes I'm aware of the SEF kits- did mention it to my client- its gotta be Hornby Dublo! As long as I can find some really small solid countersunk rivets it should be OK.

Cheers
Kev

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