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British Britannia Loco 1/16 scale: nearly finished!
« on: August 05, 2017, 06:42:54 PM »
Since loco's are allowed I thought you might like to see my 'Unfinished Symphony'. One day...
John

Walschearts Valve gear more or less to scale.

DSC01064 by inkaboat, on Flickr


Cab with (will be) working steam brakes and poppet valve regulator. Everything you can see with the exception of the pressure gauge was home made.

DSC01052-1 by inkaboat, on Flickr

Ready for Showing Off at the Model Engineer Exhibition!

DSC01059 by inkaboat, on Flickr

My home made boiler didn't make it into the loco! Cracked up on the final heat. This is the commercial TIG welded one!

combustionchamber4 by inkaboat, on Flickr
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Re: British Britannia Loco 1/16 scale: nearly finished!
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2017, 07:34:47 PM »
Beautiful Loco, well done. Now all you have to do is complete it as a build here on MEM.

Thomas

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Re: British Britannia Loco 1/16 scale: nearly finished!
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2017, 11:53:18 PM »
That is amazing!  And you said it was 3/4"?  That is just beautiful John, thanks for sharing it.  And yes, you should start a build log on your loco here! :)

Where'd you get the plans for this engine?

Thanks,
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Re: British Britannia Loco 1/16 scale: nearly finished!
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2017, 01:21:02 AM »
That is stunning!!

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Re: British Britannia Loco 1/16 scale: nearly finished!
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2017, 01:54:27 AM »
The finishes on everything are just beautiful John. Thanks for posting the pictures.

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Re: British Britannia Loco 1/16 scale: nearly finished!
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2018, 09:46:23 PM »
In response to numerous requests, well, half a dozen anyway, here are a few of the latest pics.

Almost done!
DSC00655 by inkaboat, on Flickr

WP_20181204_12_52_15_Pro[1] by inkaboat, on Flickr

Lagged boiler clacks.
WP_20181207_17_40_24_Pro by inkaboat, on Flickr

Semi scale manifold.
DSC00650 by inkaboat, on Flickr

Almost like the real thing!
DSC00654 by inkaboat, on Flickr

The really tricky part!
WP_20181210_15_40_45_Pro by inkaboat, on Flickr

An out of sequence front end!
WP_20181206_15_22_25_Pro by inkaboat, on Flickr

Last Pic.
WP_20181210_17_21_20_Pro by inkaboat, on Flickr
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Re: British Britannia Loco 1/16 scale: nearly finished!
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2018, 09:51:58 PM »
Hello simplyloco,

Absolutely beautiful, beautiful and beautiful......however it is now obvious why it has taken so long to complete this project.....how many of those less than half full glasses of beer have been involved :cheers: :DrinkPint: :lolb:

Thanks for sharing and have a great day,
Thomas

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Re: British Britannia Loco 1/16 scale: nearly finished!
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2018, 10:04:14 PM »
Awesome John!!! Thanks for the new pictures.

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Re: British Britannia Loco 1/16 scale: nearly finished!
« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2018, 10:22:52 PM »
Trueley brilliant, lovely attention to detail. Will you be putting a fire in it?
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Re: British Britannia Loco 1/16 scale: nearly finished!
« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2018, 10:28:42 PM »
No, the only fire that this will know about is the one below the mantelpiece! :cheers:

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Re: British Britannia Loco 1/16 scale: nearly finished!
« Reply #10 on: December 22, 2018, 10:37:38 PM »
No, the only fire that this will know about is the one below the mantelpiece! :cheers:

Fair comment and once again congratulations.

Steve

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Re: British Britannia Loco 1/16 scale: nearly finished!
« Reply #11 on: December 22, 2018, 11:02:14 PM »
Sweet!!!

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Re: British Britannia Loco 1/16 scale: nearly finished!
« Reply #12 on: December 23, 2018, 12:54:26 AM »
Beautiful Loco, well done. Now all you have to do is complete it as a build here on MEM.

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But I'll repeat...Beautiful Loco!
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Re: British Britannia Loco 1/16 scale: nearly finished!
« Reply #13 on: December 23, 2018, 07:53:38 AM »
Wow! That is really nice! You should feel quite pleased with how that turned out! Just lovely!
Thanks for posting the pictures. Very motivational.
Kim

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Re: British Britannia Loco 1/16 scale: nearly finished!
« Reply #14 on: December 23, 2018, 09:15:26 AM »
No, the only fire that this will know about is the one below the mantelpiece! :cheers:

I hope you have a large and strong Mantelpiece  ;) I have been having similar thoughts about the 7 1/4" Locomotion (Mobile Beam Engine) that is on my build list.

New year's resolution to finish it?   :stickpoke: Then we could encourage you to make model engines instead of Locos: most are cheaper & quicker to build, easier to move around and just as challenging to build  8)

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