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A potpourri of articles from a sporadic modeller.


Standard 4MT

Building the Modern Outline Kits (MOK) Standard 4 tank engine.

4MT Pony Truck

Building the front pony truck Whilst pondering the arrangement for the suspension I turned to building the front pony truck as another little self contained unit. First task to hand was to separate out all the components required, how many… Continue Reading →

4MT Chassis

After the ashpan the instructions start laying out the frames and the beam compensation. This is one of the small deviations I have made in the kit, preferring to go for sprung compensation in the form of Continuous Springy Beam… Continue Reading →

4MT the ashpan.

The instructions start with building the ashpan. This is a good little introduction to the tab and slot construction method used in the kit. So these are the 10 etchings required for the ashpan, which are fairly easy to assemble…. Continue Reading →

4MT the kit.

What’s in the box The kit is delivered in a rather plain un-assuming box, the first impression is the weight, it is heavy. Once opened you can see why, bags and bags of lost wax brass castings. There areĀ 8 bags… Continue Reading →

4MT Research

Research material for the 4MT build. For any loco build it is imperative to get some good quality period photographs to work to. For many years I have had excellent service fromĀ The Transport Treasury. They have an ever expanding range… Continue Reading →

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