Edgware GN. One of Ivatt's 0-8-2 tanks.

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Re: Edgware GN. Building another loco,GNR A5 + others.

Post by Dave » Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:14 pm

Hi Manna.
Is 263 down at the nose or is it an optical illusion, but looking good anyway.

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Re: Edgware GN. Building another loco,GNR A5 + others.

Post by manna » Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:41 pm

G'Day Gents

At the moment, she's a bit nose heavy, I've spent to much time on the body, that's about to change.

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Re: Edgware GN. Building another loco,GNR A5 + others.

Post by Atso » Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:15 am

Those loo great Manna, especially the A5. Nose heavy or not, that is turning out to be a truly beautiful locomotive.
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Re: Edgware GN. Building another loco,GNR A5 + others.

Post by manna » Mon Jul 30, 2018 1:43 am

G'Day Gents

No post for a while, but still a fair bit going on over here, I have managed to re-motor the Ivatt single chassis and have had it running, not overly impressed, and it will mean carving a chunk out of the underside of the boiler, so while I think things over, on whether I use a Hornby tender drive......or not, I've turned my attention to other loco's.

After a comment on RM Web, I'm trying to turn a very old Triang 3F into a J17. I know it'll never be a real J17, but I'll try to make it 'look' like a J17, and it's not something I've not seen done before (probably for good reason :D ) I'm part way through, but I need a few bits from the UK, so it's on hold for a week or so.

So I'm back on the C1 Atlantic, the cab has been made and glued to the running plate, the boiler and firebox have been glued to the cab, the runningplate is still a bit 'floppy' at the moment at the front, the splashers will hold it all together, when I fit them, I think it sits a fraction high, so I'll try to take a bit more off from the underside of the boiler, but there's not a lot left to take off.

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Re: Edgware GN. Building another loco,GNR A5 + others.

Post by manna » Mon Jul 30, 2018 1:45 am

G'Day Gents

Now a few pics of the C1.

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Re: Edgware GN. Building another loco,GNR A5 + others.

Post by nzpaul » Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:33 am

Now this is interesting.....C1 looks good. Watching 8)

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Re: Edgware GN. Building another loco, C1 + others

Post by manna » Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:30 am

G'Day Gents

Life's so busy sometimes, Haven't had a lot of time on the Atlantic, except to make the splasher (not cut out and fitted) but have managed to get a bit of time on the J17. the front splasher has been removed and a splasher/sandbox fitted, another cab has been sourced and has been partially modified to fit, still have the roof to shorten etc, the chmney has been removed and replace with one from 'Thomas', which is where I am at the moment.

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Re: Edgware GN. Building another loco, C1 + others

Post by manna » Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:15 pm

G'Day Gents

I've almost finished the J17 (?) but I'm now on holiday in Queensland, so about 2,000k's from home, so here are the latest pics of the J17, when I get home I'll get stuck into the C1.

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Re: Edgware GN. Building another loco, C1 + others

Post by Atso » Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:23 am

That J17 certainly looks the part! I'm looking forward to seeing the C1 progress as I've got a soft spot for that class of locomotive. 8)

Enjoy your holiday! :D :D :D
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Re: Edgware GN. Building another loco, C1 + others

Post by manna » Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:28 am

G'Day Gents

Looking for another project, I came across the Robinson B1 class, noticing that it has almost the same coupled wheelbase as the A1/3 and almost the same sized wheels, now having half a dozen 'Flying Scotsman chassis laying around doing nothing, I'm going to hack one up into a B1, but a question, did they stay in Green, until the Second World War ?

The second part involves the same chassis, again very close, but this time it's for a B9, again by Robinson, but this time I'll be re-wheeling the chassis, (L1 wheels) a mill under, but fairly close.

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Re: Edgware GN. C1 + A Robinson B1 & B9 ...

Post by Atso » Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:39 am

I'm glad I'm not the only one who has noticed the wheelbase of the A3 is almost correct for the B1 and B4. I have a Dapol A3 chassis sitting around waiting for the same kind of conversion - mine will be a B4.

I think that both classes retained apple green - crazy when you think that the Jersey Lillie's and D11s ended up in lined black!
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Re: Edgware GN. C1 + A Robinson B1 & B9 ...

Post by manna » Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:40 am

G'Day Gents

Hi Atso, the B4 seems a possibility to, just found a picture of 6098 at Greenwood (Green Bible) so they did get down our way, Hmmmm.

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Re: Edgware GN. C1 + A Robinson B1 & B9 ...

Post by manna » Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:44 am

G'Day Gents

Hacking has commenced on the B1.

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Re: Edgware GN. C1 + A Robinson B1 & B9 ...

Post by manna » Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:57 am

G'Day Gents.

Just a short update on the B1, The running plate is from two old GWR Counties I had laying around, after I pinched the chassis for other loco's, some of the top of the A1/3 chassis has been removed to allow the boiler to go down to the correct position, boiler has now been fitted, Errr, pity I didn't fit the smokebox wrapper first !!! :D .

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Re: Edgware GN. C1 + A Robinson B1 & B9 ...

Post by earlswood nob » Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:55 am

Good morning all

The B9 has the same wheelbase as the B5, which is 7'0+7'0, which happens to be the same as the BR Britannia.

I don't know of RTR Britannias, but I intend using a Comet Britannia chassis as the basis for a B9.

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