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General Category => Oddball => Topic started by: Charles Lamont on August 01, 2020, 11:50:49 PM

Title: 12 inch to the foot scale modeling
Post by: Charles Lamont on August 01, 2020, 11:50:49 PM
As Brian Rupnow has finished his Rocket project, I though I would post a link to a similar, but rather larger, job I have been working on for the last dozen years, the last six years almost single handed, with a bit of help here and there:
http://www.catchmewhocan.org.uk/home.html
You will find me about 3/4 of the way down the 'Old News' page, holding up the name plate.
Title: Re: 12 inch to the foot scale modeling
Post by: crueby on August 02, 2020, 01:30:43 AM
Wow, that's a great project!!  :ThumbsUp:
Title: Re: 12 inch to the foot scale modeling
Post by: steam guy willy on August 02, 2020, 02:38:52 PM
good project ..terrific !! only just heared about this ...Looking forward to its completion !

Willy
Title: Re: 12 inch to the foot scale modeling
Post by: gbritnell on August 02, 2020, 02:56:42 PM
Now that's a project! Great work!
gbritnell
Title: Re: 12 inch to the foot scale modeling
Post by: tghs on August 02, 2020, 05:14:47 PM
very cool.. there are some days that I wonder if my models would be easier to do in full scale (but it would make my oops that much bigger and heavier)
Title: Re: 12 inch to the foot scale modeling
Post by: cnr6400 on August 02, 2020, 05:48:23 PM
 :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn:

Looking great Charles! Keep up the good work.
Title: Re: 12 inch to the foot scale modeling
Post by: Admiral_dk on August 02, 2020, 09:00:58 PM
I hope that it ends up as one that us future tourists can see running on rails and maybe even get a ride on  :praise2:
Mind you - I hope that the tracks will be several orders of magnitude better than the original Cast ones  :o

Best wishes

Per
Title: Re: 12 inch to the foot scale modeling
Post by: Charles Lamont on August 03, 2020, 02:51:52 PM
Mind you - I hope that the tracks will be several orders of magnitude better than the original Cast ones  :o
Although the original would have run on cast iron flanged rail, our replica is designed to run on Standard Gauge (4" 8-1/2") to give the greatest range of running venues.
Title: Re: 12 inch to the foot scale modeling
Post by: Alyn Foundry on August 03, 2020, 03:13:12 PM
Hi Charles.

Initially I was thinking of this locomotive based at Coalbrookdale.

I now realise that you're writing about a Trevithick replica.

Cheers Graham.
Title: Re: 12 inch to the foot scale modeling
Post by: crueby on August 03, 2020, 03:28:28 PM
Both of those locos would make great models. Maybe Brian will continue the series of early loco builds with his Stephenson wrapping up...   :stickpoke:
Title: Re: 12 inch to the foot scale modeling
Post by: Roger B on August 03, 2020, 06:07:55 PM
That's quite a project  :ThumbsUp:  :ThumbsUp: Excellent  :praise2:  :wine1:
Title: Re: 12 inch to the foot scale modeling
Post by: Charles Lamont on August 03, 2020, 10:25:45 PM

Initially I was thinking of this locomotive based at Coalbrookdale.

I now realise that you're writing about a Trevithick replica.


Graham, they are both replicas of different Trevithick engines. The engine in your photo is a replica of his first loco, the 'Coalbrookdale Engine' of 1802. It runs at Blist's Hill, and was driven for many years by the chap holding up the other end of Catch Me Who Can's nameplate (mentioned in the OP). 
Title: Re: 12 inch to the foot scale modeling
Post by: Charles Lamont on August 03, 2020, 10:48:07 PM
Both of those locos would make great models. Maybe Brian will continue the series of early loco builds with his Stephenson wrapping up...   :stickpoke:
There is plenty of scope for pre-Rocket+*** locos:
 The Coalbrookdale locomotive (1802)*
 The Pen-y-Darren locomotive (1804)*
 The Newcastle locomotive (1805)
 Catch Me Who Can (1808)*
 Salamanca (1812)
 Puffing Billy (1813)+*
 Steam Horse (1813)
 Blücher (1814)
 Wylam Dilly (1815)
 Steam Elephant (1815)*
 Killingworth Billy (1816)
 Locomotion No. 1 (1825)+* (and numerous other Stockton & Darlington engines)
 Billy (1826)
 The Royal George (1827)
 Lancashire Witch (1828)
 Agenoria (1829)+
 Stourbridge Lion (1829)
plus, of course the other Rainhill trials engines Sans Pareil+* and Novelty*.

+ original preserved
* replica built