Fellow GN15 modellers,
Here is an update on "Petal" - out of the paint shop and ready for service.
Apologies for the last picture, but I wanted to show the smoke box curve.
The "Bachmann Percy" chassis is relatively cheap and looks good with the cross head detail. Even with such a large scale as 1/24, I'm happy with the proportions.
The female driver is a Smallbrook "Driver Firestone" conversion - I've decided to name her "Polly Kettle" for obvious reasons.
I had a number of spare castings from Mike Rayner's Smallbrook Studios as a result of making previous engines. Some of you may recognize the carriage lamp casting inverted to form the pressure valve. Mike kindly supplied some of his castings to complete her (buffer beams, spectacle plates, roof). I also used parts from an old Dapol "City of Truro" to make the boiler. I now have to focus on (yet again) building somewhere to run everything.