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A potpourri of articles from a sporadic modeller.

4MT – fitting the boiler and firebox

The detailing on the boiler required some some 1/16th copper wire, I added the regulator valve, clack valves and pipework, washout plugs etc. The supplied castings are superb and very clean with very little if any fettling required before fitting. This… Continue Reading →

Paint Colour Codes

On the Western Thunder forum one member, Warren Haywood,  has been a strong advocate of using cellulose paints and though various postings has given several recommendations of colour codes to use for railway subjects. This has prompted other postings on… Continue Reading →

4MT – Coupling rods and fitting.

The next task in the instructions moved onto the coupling rods. Take care here as this is another situation where you need to have a good photograph of the loco that you want to model. The early build locos had fluted… Continue Reading →

4MT – Detailing the firebox

Another component to require a bit of detailing before all the bodywork is all assembled is the firebox. The instructions recommend drilling all the holes for the washout plugs, mud hole cover clamps, safety valves and top steam manifold. All lots… Continue Reading →

4MT – Finishing the tanks and bunker

Skinning the tanks The side skins for the tanks are half etched for the majority of the side so that the beading around the windows and along the top of the tanks is prominent. However this does mean that they… Continue Reading →

LMS/BR 12 Ton Glass Truck

Starting the chassis As a small break from loco building I decided to switch to building a MMP LMS/BR 12 Ton Glass Truck. For the simple reason it was advertised as a ScaleSeven kit so I was curious to see… Continue Reading →

4MT Valve gear part 2.

So continuing with the valve gear for the 4MT, the next job in the instructions was connecting the rotating arm with the expansion link. Now the instructions say to use nickel silver rod as pins and solder in place. However I like… Continue Reading →

LNWR M7 Railmotor Bodywork

Now that I was happy the motor unit was working I could finally turn to the rest of the model. These are the Railmotor etchings as supplied from Worsley Works.     So the first bit was to solder on… Continue Reading →

LNWR M7 motor bogie.

My 2mmFS plans involve a small layout of Holywell Town, a North Wales LNWR branchline of which more details to be posted separately. Whilst researching for stock for the layout I looked at Worsley Works for some coaches and spotted… Continue Reading →

4MT Starting the valve gear

Building the valve gear. In the instructions the motion building starts with the expansion link and radius arm so these are the bits supplied. They are all brass castings, two halves for the expansion link and cast radius arm. The… Continue Reading →

4MT Building the tanks

Now we can get on with building the main tanks for the loco, which starts with the front spectacle plate for the cab. This has another half etched overlay which provides the rivet detail around the top visible part of… Continue Reading →

Midland 10T Brake van.

Having just started out having a go in 2mmFS I decided to start with a small wagon kit. So this a quick photo build of the MR 10T brake van available from the 2mm Scale Association. I had been given… Continue Reading →

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