David Holman Posted October 4, 2012 Share Posted October 4, 2012 Finally got round to finishing the J26 0-6-0T and the Sligo 'Small Tank', so here are a few pictures. The J26 is a Tyrconnel kit [from Alphagraphix], built as per instructions. Etchbrass, with whitemetal fittings & seems to look the part The Small Tank [Hazlewood] is a North Star kit. Sadly no longer available, the draughtsmanship of the etches was superb & included the HUNDREDS of rivets which needed pressing out. Made a few departures from the excellent instructions in that fitted wooden buffer beams, instead of etched & fettled the smokebox door to make it more bulbous, as per the prototype. A representation of inside valve gear also added, as there is a noticeable gap between the frames without. A second kit for a small tank awaits my attention, will probably appear as Fermanagh, though would also like to build a Large Tank as well. If anyone has any drawings, I'd be very interested. Both locos have been spray painted, intially with Halfords matt black, then weathered with airbrush & powders, crayons etc to give a rather well worn appearance. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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