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Title: British Britannia Loco 1/16 scale: nearly finished!
Post by: simplyloco 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.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4418/36344101126_c5b7536297_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/XnB24d)DSC01064 (https://flic.kr/p/XnB24d) by inkaboat (https://www.flickr.com/photos/28837250@N07/), 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.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4385/35580703403_87f5111735_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Wd9pvv)DSC01052-1 (https://flic.kr/p/Wd9pvv) by inkaboat (https://www.flickr.com/photos/28837250@N07/), on Flickr

Ready for Showing Off at the Model Engineer Exhibition!

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4371/36220789112_31f760a53b_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/XbH1G1)DSC01059 (https://flic.kr/p/XbH1G1) by inkaboat (https://www.flickr.com/photos/28837250@N07/), 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!

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4377/36220789392_35d3ba5578_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/XbH1LQ)combustionchamber4 (https://flic.kr/p/XbH1LQ) by inkaboat (https://www.flickr.com/photos/28837250@N07/), on Flickr
Title: Re: British Britannia Loco 1/16 scale: nearly finished!
Post by: Ye-Ole Steam Dude 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
Title: Re: British Britannia Loco 1/16 scale: nearly finished!
Post by: Kim 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,
Kim
Title: Re: British Britannia Loco 1/16 scale: nearly finished!
Post by: crueby on August 06, 2017, 01:21:02 AM
That is stunning!!
Title: Re: British Britannia Loco 1/16 scale: nearly finished!
Post by: b.lindsey on August 06, 2017, 01:54:27 AM
The finishes on everything are just beautiful John. Thanks for posting the pictures.

Bill
Title: Re: British Britannia Loco 1/16 scale: nearly finished!
Post by: simplyloco 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!
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4856/31295721337_2588788f4c_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/PFuKCn)DSC00655 (https://flic.kr/p/PFuKCn) by inkaboat (https://www.flickr.com/photos/28837250@N07/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4914/32303657198_1edf2bb122_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/RdyFQS)WP_20181204_12_52_15_Pro[1] (https://flic.kr/p/RdyFQS) by inkaboat (https://www.flickr.com/photos/28837250@N07/), on Flickr

Lagged boiler clacks.
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4831/45495592984_a69ff8090f_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2cjhNKA)WP_20181207_17_40_24_Pro (https://flic.kr/p/2cjhNKA) by inkaboat (https://www.flickr.com/photos/28837250@N07/), on Flickr

Semi scale manifold.
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4815/44417428170_9ba70f6c27_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2aF1VV5)DSC00650 (https://flic.kr/p/2aF1VV5) by inkaboat (https://www.flickr.com/photos/28837250@N07/), on Flickr

Almost like the real thing!
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4883/46183855382_d358d361d1_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dn7kbE)DSC00654 (https://flic.kr/p/2dn7kbE) by inkaboat (https://www.flickr.com/photos/28837250@N07/), on Flickr

The really tricky part!
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4890/31323262527_56a83fdb88_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/PHVUEt)WP_20181210_15_40_45_Pro (https://flic.kr/p/PHVUEt) by inkaboat (https://www.flickr.com/photos/28837250@N07/), on Flickr

An out of sequence front end!
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4911/32332633048_87d593e8ff_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Rg8cmu)WP_20181206_15_22_25_Pro (https://flic.kr/p/Rg8cmu) by inkaboat (https://www.flickr.com/photos/28837250@N07/), on Flickr

Last Pic.
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1931/31323273887_7ef653f827_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/PHVY3k)WP_20181210_17_21_20_Pro (https://flic.kr/p/PHVY3k) by inkaboat (https://www.flickr.com/photos/28837250@N07/), on Flickr
Title: Re: British Britannia Loco 1/16 scale: nearly finished!
Post by: Ye-Ole Steam Dude 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
Title: Re: British Britannia Loco 1/16 scale: nearly finished!
Post by: b.lindsey on December 22, 2018, 10:04:14 PM
Awesome John!!! Thanks for the new pictures.

Bill
Title: Re: British Britannia Loco 1/16 scale: nearly finished!
Post by: Steve17 on December 22, 2018, 10:22:52 PM
Trueley brilliant, lovely attention to detail. Will you be putting a fire in it?
Steve.
Title: Re: British Britannia Loco 1/16 scale: nearly finished!
Post by: simplyloco on December 22, 2018, 10:28:42 PM
No, the only fire that this will know about is the one below the mantelpiece! :cheers:
Title: Re: British Britannia Loco 1/16 scale: nearly finished!
Post by: Steve17 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
Title: Re: British Britannia Loco 1/16 scale: nearly finished!
Post by: steamer on December 22, 2018, 11:02:14 PM
Sweet!!!

Dave
Title: Re: British Britannia Loco 1/16 scale: nearly finished!
Post by: zeeprogrammer 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.

 :ThumbsUp:

But I'll repeat...Beautiful Loco!
Title: Re: British Britannia Loco 1/16 scale: nearly finished!
Post by: Kim 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
Title: Re: British Britannia Loco 1/16 scale: nearly finished!
Post by: Jo 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)

Jo
Title: Re: British Britannia Loco 1/16 scale: nearly finished!
Post by: simplyloco on December 23, 2018, 11:17:38 AM
SNIP
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)

Jo

The tender is on the back burner for the foreseeable future, mainly because, as you say, smaller engines and boilers are more satisfying! I only built the Brit because I could: I don't care for trains that much!
To be fair, last year I built the Stuart Beam engine, I'm currently working on the No.9, and I have all the bits for a Scotch boiler to drive both of them, so I'll be kept busy...
John
Title: Re: British Britannia Loco 1/16 scale: nearly finished!
Post by: simplyloco on January 29, 2019, 12:25:45 AM
Probably the last picture of my Britannia before it goes on the sideboard to await the completion of the tender. It just need the LHS blinker. I have some other far more interesting projects to complete!

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7819/45929045065_c9e5fca0a7_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2cYAmXk)DSC00707 (https://flic.kr/p/2cYAmXk) by inkaboat (https://www.flickr.com/photos/28837250@N07/), on Flickr
Title: Re: British Britannia Loco 1/16 scale: nearly finished!
Post by: crueby on January 29, 2019, 12:46:33 AM
Just beautiful! Very well done!


Looks like its taking the curve just a little fast though!
Title: Re: British Britannia Loco 1/16 scale: nearly finished!
Post by: Kim on January 29, 2019, 12:49:41 AM
John, that is super sharp looking!  Just very cool!    :ThumbsUp:
Kim
Title: Re: British Britannia Loco 1/16 scale: nearly finished!
Post by: b.lindsey on January 29, 2019, 01:38:05 PM
Gorgeous John. What an accomplishment too!!

Bill
Title: Re: British Britannia Loco 1/16 scale: nearly finished!
Post by: Admiral_dk on January 29, 2019, 10:09:34 PM
Wow that is a very gorgeous loco that you have build there  :praise2: