Thursday, May 30, 2013

Models from the cupboard: H Class saddle tank

OK, so this isn't really a model that's been hidden from view for years in a box. It lives in my OO stockbox but since that lives in a cupboard then the title counts.

The loco is based on a Hornby ex-L&Y (and ex-Dapol) Pug chassis upon which I scratchbuilt a body. The conversion appeared in the August 2012 issue of Hornby Magazine. Although not perfect by a long way, it certainly looks the part and hopefully is a project that many modellers of modest abilities could attempt. To help, I've made the working drawing I put together available as a download.

To be honest, this post is just an excuse to show off this lovely portrait of the loco taken by Chris Nevard at Railex last weekend. The layout is Polbrook Gurney Colliery. Only the smoke is Photoshop, the rest is real modelling. So much more fun than sitting at a computer.


James Finister said...

I'm still tempted to have a go at that conversion. Is there an easily obtainable replacement for the pug's covered crosshead slides?

Phil Parker said...

Not that I know of. It would be quite a job as it would need new slide bars, crossheads, piston rods and probaly connecting rod. That's why I left the covers in place!

James Finister said...

Thanks Phil. I've been looking at the Hornby International/ Electotren "GWR 0-6-0 and wondering if that could form the basis of a similar style of conversion