The Watercress express

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The Watercress express

Postby ian holmes » Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:51 pm

In getting Purespring watercress ready for the NNGC convention in September I've decided to try and cobble together a model of the Vitacress/Sylvaspring locomotive Number 2. "The Watercress Express" discussed here previously http://forum.gn15.info/viewtopic.php?t=9527 (I think)
It was built by BJ Fry using an Austin 7 engine and from studying the one photograph, I'm pretty sure they used some other Austin 7 parts too. Namely the bonnet, radiator with crank handle and the headlights. Probably some chassis as well...
I've sourced a Tenshodo SPUD 24.5mm wheelbase to power it, (probably a tad too long but that'll just make the cab bigger to fit a driver in.)
Now I'm searching high and low for a 1:24 scale Austin 7 kit. With no luck.
I can't believe it. It was one of the most important cars in the history of the UK car industry. It's available in 1:72 and 1:43 as a diecast But I can't find anything in 1:24. Does anyone know of a 1:24 scale Austin 7 at all?

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Re: The Watercress express

Postby chris stockdale » Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:48 am

Ian,

Might I kindly suggest you are losing your touch? A few moments on Google gave the Stockers

http://www.scalelink.co.uk/acatalog/Aut ... _1_24.html

but you may not like the price...

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Re: The Watercress express

Postby DCRFAN 3 » Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:54 am

I was going to say a New Zealand back yard manufacturer was working on one for many years but never issued the kit. I thought the moulds etc were recently on sold. Was it to Scalelink?

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Re: The Watercress express

Postby chris stockdale » Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:34 am

Ian,

Si Harris (aka Model Earth Design http://modelearth.net) has kindly just pinged me a note to say that this beastie, see link below, could well do the trick - but the challenge may be to find one in stock.


https://www.google.com/search?client=sa ... 8&oe=UTF-8

Still, it adds to the possibilities. :D

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Re: The Watercress express

Postby ian holmes » Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:33 pm

chris stockdale wrote:Ian,

Might I kindly suggest you are losing your touch? A few moments on Google gave the Stockers

http://www.scalelink.co.uk/acatalog/Aut ... _1_24.html

but you may not like the price...

Cheers,


Indeed I do not like the price. Just for a bonnet and headlights :shock:
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Re: The Watercress express

Postby ian holmes » Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:35 pm

chris stockdale wrote:Ian,

Si Harris (aka Model Earth Design http://modelearth.net) has kindly just pinged me a note to say that this beastie, see link below, could well do the trick - but the challenge may be to find one in stock.


https://www.google.com/search?client=sa ... 8&oe=UTF-8

Still, it adds to the possibilities. :D

Cheers,


Now that one is interesting. Thanks Chris, and thanks Si Harris too.

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Re: The Watercress express

Postby ian holmes » Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:38 pm

ian holmes wrote:
chris stockdale wrote:Ian,

Si Harris (aka Model Earth Design http://modelearth.net) has kindly just pinged me a note to say that this beastie, see link below, could well do the trick - but the challenge may be to find one in stock.


https://www.google.com/search?client=sa ... 8&oe=UTF-8

Still, it adds to the possibilities. :D

Cheers,


Sourced on of these fairly easily through fleabay here in the US.
Thanks again.

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