James' workbench- ex-GC locos and stock in OO

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Re: James' workbench- ex-GC locos and stock in OO

Post by jwealleans » Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:07 pm

If it’s whitemetal it’ll be Millholme.

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Re: James' workbench- ex-GC locos and stock in OO

Post by Woodcock29 » Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:02 am

It looks like the Millholme kit. I have one part built at the moment, but admit its been like that for a while!

The tender is the give away as the body is a bit too long as it doesn't have sufficient length of footplate at the rear. Also it has the round plastic wheel as the water pickup wheel instead of a ship's wheels. Also it has etched coal rails as supplied in the kit.

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Re: James' workbench- ex-GC locos and stock in OO

Post by James Harrison » Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:30 pm

A W1 has arrived...

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It's a resin kit running on a Hornby tender-driven chassis. This is a loco I've wanted for a very, very long time and when one came up on Ebay for a reasonable price it was a no-brainer.

You can also see, behind the tender, one of my pair of Barnum brakes. I've built these using some silhouette cutter files for a Barnum saloon, with a degree of more traditional scratchbuilding for the brake end. They're very nearly finished now.

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Re: James' workbench- ex-GC locos and stock in OO

Post by Atlantic 3279 » Sun Sep 01, 2019 4:07 pm

You were lucky to get that W1 James.

I nearly bought one, probably 15+ years ago, from the second-hand items at a local model shop, but I went away to think about it overnight and when I returned it had not sold, but the owner had withdrawn it from sale.
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Re: James' workbench- ex-GC locos and stock in OO

Post by James Harrison » Sun Sep 01, 2019 5:33 pm

That sounds like one of those 'what might have been' tales. I know I have a few of those myself.

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Re: James' workbench- ex-GC locos and stock in OO

Post by James Harrison » Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:52 am

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I've been working on a pair of Barnum brake carriages for the last month or so to accompany my earlier Barnum saloons. I used the same silhouette cutter files for the saloon ends and built the brake ends by hand, from scratch, out of embossed plastic sheet.

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