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Gerry Bullock wrote:I opened the box today to find the instructions describe the Model as a 1:13.5 Scale Haywood 'Effie' Kit. Haywood I can live with BUT 1:13.5 surely Gnot
Gerry Bullock wrote:I opened the box today to find ... Haywood 'Effie' Kit.
MilesB wrote:Does this mean Steve can now get on with the next steam loco - as discussed long, long ago, in an exhibition far, far away...
Steve Bennett wrote:MilesB wrote:Does this mean Steve can now get on with the next steam loco - as discussed long, long ago, in an exhibition far, far away...
Good question which loco are you talking about, I cant remember that far back
Possibly, the kit could be made variable length - after all, the smokebox and cab was identical (ish) on all the later locos, with just the length of boiler and number of wheels varying... Make it "Muriel" size, then cut down the length for smaller locos, then plonk the dome half way between smokebox and spectacle plate.
MilesB wrote:A resin kit for generic 'Heywood' 0-4-0T to fit on a Hornby Bill/Ben chassis - almost a "Katie", but inside frames, and tweaked to fit. It would be close enough for most people, with only the pedants complaining it had the wrong frames...
Steve Bennett wrote:I have made a start in fact, but not got very far yet. It will be a Heywood style loco and hopefully look a bit like Katie, although it will be smaller.
Steve Bennett wrote:Originally I was going to go for a multi-media kit, using resin for the main parts, with brass and whitemetal fittings, but following the experiences with getting Effie to market, that has now changed. I should be able to do most of it in resin, although there will have to be a few compromises and some of the final detailing will be left upto the individual to source parts, like some of the cab fittings.
MilesB wrote:Smaller than "Katie" Katie is only 8'0" long - and pretty much perfect to go on a Hornby chassis.
Then again, in Gn15 final 'scale size' depends on what scale you are modelling in ... small in 1:22.5 may be OK in 1:24 .
I'd have one... but I hink you knew that anyway
Steve Bennett wrote:
I thought you might maybe it will be ready for Swanley in october, no promises
Gerry Bullock wrote:I've a 1/24 Scale nude in the post from the States if you need a suitable model to take part in the Launch
Steve Bennett wrote:I was thinking more of the width, Katie was almost 4' wide. Wether narrowing it would look right, while retaining the length, I'm not sure yet.
Insanity prawn boy wrote:Just out of interest, (very unhelpfully) why not the Bachman 0-4-0 Percy/junior loco chassis? Considering the motion, and higher reduction gearing, and smoother running?
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