Hornby Q6

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Woodcock29
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Hornby Q6

Post by Woodcock29 » Fri Dec 27, 2019 2:34 pm

The Hornby model of the Q6 has a strip running along the top of the boiler.

I pawed over photos in Yeadon, RCTS and the relevant Locos Illustrated, none of which had a clear photos of the top of the boiler to solve this question.

So should this in fact be there?

Andrew

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Re: Hornby Q6

Post by drmditch » Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:30 pm

I couldn't find any reference to it either.
Perhaps it is a BR era modification?

My conversion is described ....here....

(I must copy this into my own thread.)

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Re: Hornby Q6

Post by Woodcock29 » Fri Dec 27, 2019 11:18 pm

Hi drmditch

Thanks for your response, however I couldn't get the link to work?

Andrew

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Re: Hornby Q6

Post by Pebbles » Sat Dec 28, 2019 10:56 am

Why not ask North Yorkshire Moors Railway.

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Re: Hornby Q6

Post by JASd17 » Sat Dec 28, 2019 11:31 am

The 'strip' is not visible on the few top-of-the-boiler shots I have seen.

There may have been a line of countersunk rivets on some boilers in BR days.

Hardly conclusive evidence I am afraid.

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Re: Hornby Q6

Post by tomburnham » Sat Dec 28, 2019 1:51 pm

Andrew,

On the larger NER locomotives the boiler cladding was in two parts with the join along the top and being secured with bolts. This photo, courtesy of DJH, shows this feature on their 7mm kit. Could this be what you are referring to?

Tom.
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Re: Hornby Q6

Post by Woodcock29 » Sat Dec 28, 2019 2:08 pm

Thanks Everyone for your responses.

I'm inclined to think it is wrong as modelled by Hornby for engines in general service. The strip certainly isn't representative of a row of rivets.

The photos I have seen which aren't clear certainly don't seem to indicate its presence. I've also checked in Yeadons Vol 17 and 31 which cover the NE 4-6-0s and Atlantics respectively and all I can see is the row of rivets mentioned by tomburnham.

Even if such a strip does exist on the preserved Q6 that might be an addition during preservation days and possibly why Hornby have modelled it as they would have scanned the preserved loco. I did have a look for photos of the preserved Q6 but couldn't find any showing the top of the boiler. I've even seen it in the shed at Grosmont but of course didn't take any photos of the top of the boiler!

Andrew

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