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Wee update.

Frames added, dome modified and buffer beam fixed.





On 10/11/2019 at 7:10 PM, Galteemore said:

Yes, here’s that pic of 409. Shenanigans is right...the unusual numbering font, apparent right hand running, and deflectors made me think I was looking at a French loco at first! 


she looks very foreign with the smoke deflectors anyway, somewhat bizarre what the GSR was doing at the time. 

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Been working on SSMs 800 and JMs D17 recently





Far from perfect, but acceptable in my eyes. Build has been done somewhat arseways, having received the wrong drivers and with the motor supplier being glacial for lack of a better word, body has been done first rather than chassis. Cab roof is loose fitted.

Serving as a side comparison is the body of JM designs D17. Will buy wheels, gearbox etc whenever I get around to buying new drivers for 800

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On 20/12/2021 at 7:14 AM, David Holman said:

Not sure which is more challenging, a beast like the 800, or the dainty D17, hiding behind. Either way, both coming on well and great to see some kit building going on.


On 20/12/2021 at 10:21 PM, Mike 84C said:

How difficult/easy did you find both kits to do? I did a Bandon tank a few years back and I thought it was not at all difficult. Like the colour of the 800.

Neither is extremely difficult, but 800 is definitely more work, lot of laminating to do along with the walschearts valve gear soon to come. Reverse curves on the firebox aren't as difficult as one would assume, just have to be careful everything is square. Slot and tab construction is handy.

D17 comes together well, the only real difficulty was fitting the firebox into slots in the cab, pretty sure that was down to imperfect forming of the firebox on my part.


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