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Very neat work. Particularly like the Metropolitan K class, very handsome, and we'll never see one of those made available RTR. As for the 'Stanieresque 2-8-4T' I have seen several over the years, and they look 'so right'. (A BR equivalent based on the BR 2-6-4T std4 body and bogie, with the mechanism from a WD 2-8-0, that was 'interesting'; lots of people took a good long look at it, but only a couple challenged the authenticity.)
 

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Another project which I failed to show on here when completed. Princess Anne with my original Turbomotive. I certainly won't be buying the Hornby one as my Turbomotive has been a faithful runner for nearly half a century - originally with tender drive but rechassied more recently.
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Nice jobs I rebuilt a Bachmann 9F into a Riddles 2-8-2 which is not good enough but needs more work but a few neverwassers is always a great idea, I wanted to make a GCR 2-6-2 but it comes out too long.

Anyway my favourite here is the 2-10-0 which is available model for one of the newer manufacturers and the K class tanks looks very effective.

So nice work, please keep it up
 

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Nice jobs I rebuilt a Bachmann 9F into a Riddles 2-8-2 which is not good enough but needs more work but a few neverwassers is always a great idea, I wanted to make a GCR 2-6-2 but it comes out too long.

Anyway my favourite here is the 2-10-0 which is available model for one of the newer manufacturers and the K class tanks looks very effective.

So nice work, please keep it up
You really need a Britannia body for the 2-8-2.
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I'd really like to do another K class in Metropolitan or London Transport livery. The model runs very well. I've given it an incorrect BR identity as I run BR in the 1950s.
You might think BR would have kept them in service on SR, given the commonalities with the N class, which should have ensured their maintainability; and the shortage of larger tank engines of this power class which saw first LMS design 2-6-4T allocated, and then replacement BR std4 2-6-4T constructed.
Another project which I failed to show on here when completed. Princess Anne...
Don't ever recall seeing a model of this. So interesting to look at. It's a Princess, it's a Duchess, it's a Punchess...
 

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You might think BR would have kept them in service on SR, given the commonalities with the N class, which should have ensured their maintainability; and the shortage of larger tank engines of this power class which saw first LMS design 2-6-4T allocated, and then replacement BR std4 2-6-4T constructed.

Don't ever recall seeing a model of this. So interesting to look at. It's a Princess, it's a Duchess, it's a Punchess...
3 L2s had gone by 1945 and the others by 1948. The Southern was still a bit cagey about passenger tanks after the River affair.
 

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An attempt to improve a Hornby Compound. The tender supplied was replaced by one designed for the 2P/4F suitably wired in to make use of the tender pickups. I also replaced the safety valve with Ross Pops. Perhaps a suitable replacement chimney (Stanier) and dome would improve further?
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WD 2-10-0 created by extending a Bachmann 2-8-0 chassis using parts and body parts from another damaged 2-8-0. Running with the LMS corridor tender which was used to test one of the class.
Oh yes, that's something unique for your layout. Were any changes made to the 2-10-0s as a result of the testing, or was the testing research for the Riddles 9F?

Are the coupled wheels all flanged, and if so, does that require a larger radius than the R2 the 2-8-0 will negotiate?
 
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