Hi fellow GN 15 modellers,
I have been working on a GN15 engine based on Rowland and Mary Emett's childrens story book called "Anthony & Antimacassar". Here's a picture of the book cover and engine of the title.
I have used a Bachmann "Emily" chassis and have tinkered with some parts and a GN15 "Hattie" kit from Mike Rayner of "Smallbrook Studios" to produce something resembling "Antimacassar". Not an exact replica, more of a tank engine version of my earlier "Neptune" posted in this forum a few years back. Here is the model prior to being primed and painted.
The engine is named "Cyril" after my late grandfather - not a very common name now. Its no:19 in my fleet of mainly Smallbrook Studios GN15 Emett fleet on my fictitious "Much Gnattering and Far Twaddle light Railway". The name "Gnattering" is in honour of Steve Bennett (pepper 7) who produced one of the first GN15 kits called the "Gnat". I know he's been away from modelling and kit production for some time and I wish him a safe and speedy return to this arena.
A big thanks must also go to Mike Rayner of Smallbrook Studio who produced the first GN15 Emett inspired model (Nellie).
Also not forgetting my fellow GN15 and other scale narrow gauge enthusiasts who have posted wonderful engineering creations and works of art and not forgetting those behind the scenes that devote time to running and incurring costs (thank you Tom) in keeping this forum active.