Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Hudswell Clarke 204hp DM

Hudswell Clarke kit
Originally uploaded by Phil_Parker.
Introduced in 1961 the Hudswell Clarke 0-6-0's were an odd choice by the LMR as they arrived after the standard 03 and 08 shunters were commonplace. Only 10 were built, based on an earlier design which had the cab at the back as shown in the photo, and they lasted 6 years in BR service.

My task is to build the BR version of this Mercian etched brass model locomotive kit. Shot down from a 7mm version I'm to check that everything still goes together after this conversion.

As supplied to me the kit includes a Mashima motor, Markits gearbox and Romford wheels. The model is etched in nickel silver with some supplementary brass parts where bending is required. Whitemetal parts and Gibson handrail knobs completed the package.

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