Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Stroudly ex LBSC D1 Class

Stroudly ex LBSC D

Another interesting loco in the Webb collection is this Stroudly ex LBSC D1 Class. Beautifully built and painted, it's a Wills whitemetal kit.

Another early model, from the days before John became a firm Midland modelling man.

Most fascinating (to me) is that the chassis is split frame but runs on Romford wheels. To achieve this, the axles have been carefully cut and then filled with slow-set epoxy glue.

Split axle Romford

I've read about this technique in the past but never actually seen it in practise. Sadly, the model is without a motor & gearbox as well as being Em gauge, so I can't tell you how well it works.

(Thanks to "Muz" for identifying the loco for me.)

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