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Hi. First of all congrats on what has developed into a truly superb magazine. Bought my first one at the Bristol exhibition and not missed one since thanks to ordering from my local village store.

Issue number 10 has a photo of a model of a Stanier 0-4-4T at work on the Harford Street layout (truly great period layout really illustrating how these old East London lines were). In issue number 11 you show another clearer photo of same loco number 41909. The first two locos I "copped" as an 8 year old trainspotter in 1955 were 41908 and 41909 at work on the Watford - St.Albans branch known as the "Abbey Flier" because it goes to St Albans Abbey station.

As a modeller I would like to have further info as to whether this is scratch or kit built as I would like to have a go myself at some point. Can you point me in the right direction or give me more info please. I posted a note under "current issue" last week but no replies yet.

Once again thanks for a great mag.

Cliff
 

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Hi Cliff
I have not seen the Magazine photos , but I have a model of the Stanier 0-4-4T which I have numbered LMS 1908 . When I purchased it it had a stovepipe chimney with which they ran for a time . I cant say I liked it so I replaced it with a spare Hornby Jinty one . My model is pretty old and I am sure it was made from a Jamieson brass kit. These models do appear on E-Bay from time to time. As the class was pretty short on numbers I doubt a RTR model would ever be made. If you are unable to source a kit I would be tempted to have a go at modifying a Hornby Jinty.
Cheers Tony
 

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QUOTE (10001 @ 16 Apr 2008, 00:30) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Hi Cliff
I have not seen the Magazine photos , but I have a model of the Stanier 0-4-4T which I have numbered LMS 1908 . When I purchased it it had a stovepipe chimney with which they ran for a time . I cant say I liked it so I replaced it with a spare Hornby Jinty one . My model is pretty old and I am sure it was made from a Jamieson brass kit. These models do appear on E-Bay from time to time. As the class was pretty short on numbers I doubt a RTR model would ever be made. If you are unable to source a kit I would be tempted to have a go at modifying a Hornby Jinty.
Cheers Tony

Here's the beauty.............
I imagine it's from a kit, not sure which one though! The purist would shudder no doubt, I wonder if use could be made of an M7 chassis to go under that Jinty conversion?
 

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For the record, London Road Models produce a 4mm kit for this class. I believe their products have a good reputation. They are a hosted trader on the Scalefour Society's website.
 

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QUOTE (Nick Holliday @ 16 Apr 2008, 12:24) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>For the record, London Road Models produce a 4mm kit for this class. I believe their products have a good reputation. They are a hosted trader on the Scalefour Society's website.

Thanks Nick and others for your useful ideas and suggestions some good things to follow up especially London Road Models and also possibility of using a Jinty as basis. I believe Alan Gibson produce chassis kit for the 2P as well.

Super photo of 41909 too.

Thanks again fellas

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QUOTE (nevardmedia @ 16 Apr 2008, 08:36) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Here's the beauty.............
I imagine it's from a kit, not sure which one though! The purist would shudder no doubt, I wonder if use could be made of an M7 chassis to go under that Jinty conversion?


Hi . I think I would use a Jinty chassis by removing the last pair of wheels and coupling rods . Replace all remaining wheels with spares from a Hornby 2-6-4T.The wheel spacings of the 0-6-0 match up to the 0-4-4T.The rear bogie would need to be scratch-built , on the lines of a coach bogie attached with a screw , this could have a coil spring to, aid balance and traction . This is the arrangment used on my brass model .This conversion should be easy if China parts are used( with hex headed coupling rod screws etc ). With reference to a good drawing and some photos ,converting the Jinty body should be fairly straight forward. Although I would not consider another Stanier tank I am sure the same principles could be used on an ex- Midland 0-4-4T which I have been considering for some time. I have recently modified an old Jinty body into an ex- Midland 1F 0-6-0T with open cab. Using the current China 0-6-0 chassis it made up into a reasonable model, capable of hauling 20 wagons on my train-set even up the inclines. Not for the purist I agree, but I enjoy kit or RTR bashing and when all said and done I finish up with something I have made instead of constantly whinging about the manufacturers not making a RTR model.
I hope I have given you an idea or two and something to think about and possibly some inspiration to have a go.
If so, then enjoy!
Tony
 

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QUOTE (10001 @ 17 Apr 2008, 04:30) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Hi . I think I would use a Jinty chassis by removing the last pair of wheels and coupling rods . Replace all remaining wheels with spares from a Hornby 2-6-4T.......... ........ with something I have made instead of constantly whinging about the manufacturers not making a RTR model.
I hope I have given you an idea or two and something to think about and possibly some inspiration to have a go.
If so, then enjoy!
Tony

Hi Tony,

Some good thoughts on a way forward and at some stage I will have to decide whether to cut and carve or fork out £80 or so plus wheels , gearbox and motor. Some good ideas here.

Coincidentally I was looking at an old Observers Book of British Railway Locomotives I got off ebay only this morning and saw the Johnson 1F and thought immediately about possibility of cutting off the back of the cab of a Jinty. I agree with you that there is far too much whinging about lack of this or that class as rtr when with a bit of nip and tuck or cannibalisation a good representation to run on a layout can be made. I do model railways for fun not to be a pedantic purist.

Enough said
Cliff
 
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