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A potpourri of articles from a sporadic modeller.


August 2015

Jinty detail modifications

List of detailed modifications to the kit During the building of the kit I made a number of detailed modifications, some of them as a result of choosing a prototype that had the sandbox fillers on the top of the tanks,… Continue Reading →

Ivatt slide bars

In building the Ivatt Class 2 I came across the problem of attaching the slide bars to the motion bracket. I wanted some way for the slide bars to be easily separated from the motion bracket rather than soldering the… Continue Reading →

Ivatt 2-6-0

This is the loco that tipped me into Scale7 This Ivatt 2-6-0 Class 2 is my longest running project, started in 1985, and it still not finished! I started building this loco to the current practice in O gauge at… Continue Reading →

Self contained sprung buffers

Currently on my workbench I have a part finished scratch built model of an Ivatt Class 2 2-6-0 locomotive. I chose this loco as I thought it would give me a few new challenges for scratch building and I happened… Continue Reading →

Scratch built LNER Y10 Sentinel

A demonstration of what can be achieved with the minimum of hand tools. In 1929 the LNER ordered two D.E.D.G. locomotives from the Sentinel factory for working the Wisbech and Upwell Tramway. These were known as Y10 class numbered 8403 and 8404…. Continue Reading →

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