The ever growing fleet

A couple of new locos added the the fleet. First up another RT models sentinel. This is one of the pre-war 100hp locos. Like the first one I built this is a superb kit with everything you need and extra parts to make different versions. I may get round to doing the streamlined style next. Here it is at the front with my other two before it gets weathered.

Next up is a Judith Edge 14″ Hunslet. Again another great kit which I have fitted with Gibson wheels, High level gearbox and a cheap Chinese motor. Most of my industrial locos have been small 0-4-0s so it was nice to build something slightly bigger for Tarring Neville and I’m working on another bigger loco for the layout at the minute. As with the Sentinel, the Hunslet is waiting on some weathering.

Lastly something that wasn’t built for myself. Oly over at asked if I would build his Mercian models Hudswell Clarke 0-6-0DM for him. It’s not one of the most straight forward kits I have ever built. Building the frames was a bit of a nightmare as the holes didn’t line up and then the coupling rods didn’t match either. It took a bit of head scratching but I managed to get a nice smooth running chassis in the end. I had joked with Chris that the body surely couldn’t be as bad but that came back to bite me! Anyway after much cussing a rather nice if slightly ugly loco emerged. It’s now back with Oly and i’m looking forward to seeing it weathered.